Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the task to the worker.  Where there are risks of musculoskeletal injury (injury to soft tissues including tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and the skeletal system), we typically respond with ergonomic interventions to lessen the risk to the worker.

Risks of musculoskeletal injury include vibration, repetitive movement, awkward or sustained postures, temperature extremes, lighting (too dim / too bright), compression of soft tissues, forceful exertions including pushing, pulling, and lifting.

There may be hazards associated with the set-up of your workstation. Sometimes minor adjustments can result in big improvements and help to reduce the risk of injury.

Ergonomics Assessment Request

Here are links to helpful office ergonomics resources from SAFE Manitoba: 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has a series of excellent resources regarding office ergonomics.

If you have questions or concerns, or require more information regarding these resources, please email safety@rrc.ca.

To request an ergonomic assessment of your work station, please complete the request form.