Ergonomics Checklist

The Ergonomics Checklist is a tool used to assess how ergonomically sound a workplace is. It is designed to help identify potential hazards and areas of improvement in a workplace so that employers can create healthier and more efficient working environments. The checklist covers topics such as workspace layout, furniture design, employee comfort, and safety. It is an essential resource for any employer looking to create a safe and productive work environment for their employees. By using the Ergonomics Checklist, employers can ensure that they are meeting all necessary ergonomic standards while also providing their staff with the best possible working conditions.

  • Monitor
    • a Position monitor at least an arm s length away.
    • b Place monitor directly in front of user.
    • c Adjust monitor height so the top of the screen is at or slightly below eye level.
  • Keyboard and mouse
    • a Place keyboard and mouse within easy reach.
    • b Adjust keyboard and mouse height so wrists are in a straight neutral position.
    • c Consider a keyboard wrist rest to help maintain neutral position.
  • Chair
    • a Adjust seat height so feet are flat on the floor.
    • b Adjust back rest to support your lower back.
    • c Adjust armrests to support your forearms.
    • d Consider an ergonomic chair to support your spine.
  • Lighting
    • a Reduce glare on the computer screen.
    • b Adjust lighting levels to reduce eye strain.
  • Take breaks
    • a Take regular breaks to stretch and move around.
    • b Take micro breaks to blink and look away from the computer monitor.

Checklist Category

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is ergonomics?

    Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. It is an applied science that focuses on designing products, systems, and processes to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

  • What are the benefits of a good ergonomics program?

    A good ergonomics program can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, improve productivity, and reduce fatigue and stress. It can also improve the quality of work, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and improve morale and job satisfaction.

  • What should I look for when doing an ergonomics checklist?

    When doing an ergonomics checklist, you should look for proper chair and desk setup, ensuring that all computer monitors and keyboards are at the proper height, and that all work surfaces are at the appropriate angle and height. You should also look for proper lighting, making sure that the environment is well lit, and that there are no glare spots. Finally, you should make sure that all tools and equipment are within reach and easy to use.