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Ergonomics and safe computer use

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are commonly referred to as repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) or repetitive motion injuries (RMIs). These types of injuries are associated with risk factors involving work postures, repetitive and forceful movements, vibrations and temperatures. However, these injuries can be prevented. Ergonomics is the science of applying designed equipment to the workplace or task to maximize the productivity of the worker, or fitting the work environment to the worker. The Ergonomics and safe computer use section of the website has been developed to help faculty, staff and students assess their workplace conditions by providing resources that can assist them in setting up their workstations for a more efficient and safe work environment.

Guidelines for Safe Computer Use
Workplace Exercises for Computer Users
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Fact Sheet
Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Fact Sheet
Video - Laptop Ergonomic Tips
Sayl Chair Adjustment Guide

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