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Ergonomic Program Guidelines

Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between people and their work environment. The goal of an ergonomics program is to adapt an employee’s work environment in order to ensure comfort and safety.

Empire State College is committed to health and safety in the workplace. The goal of the Ergonomic Program is to assist in eliminating or reducing employee injuries associated with repetitive motion and manual material handling work tasks, and to provide safe working conditions for our employees.

The full text of the Ergonomics Program Guidelines as well as related references are available in the Policies, Procedures and Guidelines section of the college website.

Additional Resource

United States Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Admininstration (OSHA) - Computer Workstations

Good Working Positions

Workstation Components

Workstation Environment