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Ergonomics @ Penn


The simplest definition of ergonomics is fitting the job to the worker. The goal of ergonomics is to enhance the worker's comfort, health and productivity.

If ergonomics is not considered when designing a job or workstation, injuries can occur. Ergonomic-related injuries are observed in the office environment, laboratories and material handling jobs.

The goal of this webpage is to provide guidelines to improve your workstation or job to prevent injuries from occurring.

Computer Ergonomics

If you have questions regarding computer ergonomics please refer to the self-help information provided on the EHRS webpage at


or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration webpage

If you still have questions or if you have been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury please Contact us.