Ergonomics Program

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Ergonomics

“The science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population.  Ergonomics is an approach or solution to deal with a number of problems – among them are work-related musculoskeletal disorders.” – NIOSH

The goal of the UI Ergonomics Program is to provide an efficient and safe work environment for all employees.  This will be achieved by working with units and individuals through prevention and education programs, ergonomic risk assessments and consultations, and the implementation of control measures to limit ergonomic risks in the environment.

The University of Iowa encourages employees to follow sound ergonomic practices, and to become educated in ergonomic principles in order to ensure a healthy and productive work environment.  The Ergonomic Workstation Assessment and Evaluation process is designed to provide employees with education, self-awareness, and onsite assistance if they believe their work area may not be optimal. 

Ergonomic Workstation Assessment and Evaluation

Computer Environment - Ergonomic Workstation Evaluation

  • Complete the ICON course “Ergonomics – Computer Use” found in the Online Icon Courses via Employee Self-Service on the My Training Available tab
  • Please complete Ergonomic Risk Survey – Computer Use
  • Once completed, you will be contacted by the UI Ergonomics Program if requested 

Non Computer Environment – Ergonomic Evaluation

  • Any work environment not involving computer use; can range from patient care to custodial work
  • Please complete Ergonomic Risk Survey - Non Computer Use
  • Once completed, you will be contacted by the UI Ergonomics Program

For worker’s compensation or disability accommodation, the UI Ergonomics Program will work with the individual employee, worker’s compensation, and/or Faculty and Staff Disability Services as appropriate.

Ergonomics Program

Campus address
120 USB
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The University of Iowa
120 University Services Bldg.
Iowa City, IA 52242
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