Ergonomics Program

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Keep ergonomics considerations in mind in your at-home workspace. The right work surface, chair, computer positioning, etc., can enhance your comfort and productivity.

Set Healthy Limits

Without the normal workplace activity around you, it’s very easy to sit at your desk for many hours continuously and not move around. Set healthy limits on your work hours and plan reasonable breaks for yourself.

Keep Moving

Establish a Dedicated Workspace

If possible, set up a distinct work area in a spare bedroom or other space that you can dedicate to your work-related activities. Not everyone will have extra space at home to accomplish this—seek creative solutions such as a work table in the corner of a bedroom or living room. 

  • Avoid working at your kitchen table or sitting on your bed if possible.  
  • Creating a dedicated workspace will help you separate work life from home life.

Other Resources

Download an Ergonomic equipment list.

Reversal of posture exercises also can improve your comfort and prevent injury. 

More tips on working at home and at-home ergonomics.