Computer Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics Tips

The goal of office ergonomics is to design your office workstation so that it fits you, and allows for a comfortable working environment for maximum productivity and efficiency.  Following a few simple guidelines and/or utilizing a sit-stand workstation can help you significantly improve your office workspace.

Reversal of Posture Stretches

  • Increase your ability to perform everyday tasks at Work and Home
  • Decrease your risk of Musculoskeletal and Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Lead to less joint wear and tear and reduced osteoarthritis joint stiffness and pain
  • Reduce muscle fatigue and soreness
  • Increase blood supply and nutrients to your muscles, tendons, and joints
  • Reduce stress

Ergonomics Workstation Assessment and Evaluation

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.  These services are a free benefit to all University of Iowa Faculty and Staff.

  • 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 an Onsite Evaluation is requested 

Office Ergonomic Equipment Resource List

Selecting proper equipment can make a difference in your comfort and safety.  Suggested Ergonomic Equipment is available through our contracted providers.