Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the occupation to the worker. People vary enormously in height, weight, physical strength, ability to handle information and in many other ways. Ergonomics uses information about human abilities, attributes, and limitations to ensure that our equipment, work, and workplaces allow for these variations. The study of ergonomics is to reduce hazards such Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the most common disorder being Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  General Safety offers courtesy ergonomic assessments to faculty and staff at Georgia Tech with recommendations for improvement. For your convenience, a list of guidelines on how to improve and ensure your workstation is ergonomically correct is below.

Description of good ergonomic work practices

Checklist to assess ergonomics of a work station