The Ergonomics Program at Western was developed to support staff and faculty to work safely and efficiently and to optimize their comfort. Workers across Western perform a variety of jobs with different physical and cognitive demands. Western's Ergonomics Program can help by evaluating and providing solutions to different work-related problems.

Ergonomics applies scientific theory, principles and methods to explore the relationships between the worker, job tasks and the workplace. Understanding how humans interact with their work has helped to create standards and guidelines for the design of physical and cognitive working environments.

Improving Your Workstation

Office Ergonomics

Lab Ergonomics

Musculoskeletal Disorders

General Exercises

Training and Workshops



If you have any additional questions or require more information, please contact the Health and Well-being Consultant for your department.

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