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Human Resources

Ergonomic Information

Fitting the Job to the Worker

Ergonomics is the term used to describe the fit of people to their work tools and work environment. Proper ergonomics optimizes human well-being, health and safety and work performance.

Where to get help

All EmployeesEmployees receiving a new chair are encouraged to request that the Vendor’s Representative make the appropriate adjustments at the time the chair is delivered.
Employees with Physical DisabilitiesCWU employees with physical disabilities who require an ergonomic evaluation of their workspace and/or special furnishings (i.e., office chair, adjustable-height desk, etc.) may document their disabilities with Human Resources/Disability Services and request these services/auxiliary aids as reasonable accommodation to minimize the functional limitations of their disabilities.
Employees with no Physical Disabilities​CWU employees who do not have physical disabilities but believe they need an ergonomic evaluation of their workspace and/or special furnishings (i.e., office chair, adjustable-height desk, etc.) are encouraged to use the links below to self-assess their work environments and make adjustments.  If further evaluation or adjustment is required, employees should discuss their needs with their Supervisor.  Departments who wish to arrange a fee-for-service workspace evaluation and/or purchase ergonomically correct furnishings may contact Eastside Vocational Services at (509) 962-1950 to request a cost estimate.  Please note that the employee’s department is responsible for funding the requested evaluation(s) and furniture/equipment purchases.

 

Links for self-assessing your work environment

Office Ergonomics:

 Ergonomics for Cu​stodians:

 Ergonomics for Maintenance & Construction: