If you have a concern with your office setting, the first step is to complete the Office Ergonomics Self-Assessment utilizing the Tools & Resources below to make adjustments to your current setup. If you still have concerns after a period of approximately two weeks of using your reconfigured setup, please send your self-assessment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many people don’t realize that a poorly designed computer workstation and/or bad work habits can result in serious health problems. Common symptoms associated with poor design or habits include discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders, hands and wrists, as well as headaches and eyestrain. If you experience any of these symptoms while working, contact your medical provider.
Fortunately, the solution can be quite simple. Proper workstation setup and work practices can eliminate discomfort and even prevent it from occurring in the first place! Simple adjustments to office equipment can work wonders, making work more comfortable and more productive.
Please note: If you have a documented medical condition that requires specific equipment, contact Yale’s Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.
Tools & Resources
- Ergonomic Improvement Tips for the Temporary Office
- Ergonomics at Your Home Office
- Office Ergonomics Self-Assessment
- Awkward Posture
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Office Ergonomics Videos (for Yale affiliate use only)
- Repetitive Motion
- Seated Workstations
- Sit/Stand Workstations
- Staying Safe and Healthy While Working from Home
- Stretching Techniques
- Workstation Ergonomics
- Workstation Stretching Routine
All Physical Safety Tools & Resources