Office Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics

Stay healthy and comfortable at work by learning about the principles of ergonomics

Vivid Learning
Updated May 29, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Recall the overall principle underlying ergonomics in the workplace
  • Identify underlying causes of CTDs
  • Recognize common types of cumulative trauma disorders
  • Match warning signs and symptoms with solutions and actions
  • Identify ergonomic best practices
  • Recognize elements of an effective ergonomic safety and health program
Course Description

Ergonomics is the study of the physiological interaction between the worker and the work environment. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) by adapting the work to fit the person instead of forcing the person to adapt to the work. The term “ergonomics” refers to making the workplace conducive to the comfort and productivity of the employee. Applying office ergonomics principles helps workers avoid on-the-job illness and injury and improves worker satisfaction through measures that provide greater comfort, helping people to perform assigned tasks more naturally.