The primary purpose of the ergonomics program is to minimize discomfort and prevent injuries associated with repetitive movements and contraindicated postures. The ergonomic review is person-centered and aims to support an individual in their workspace. Being proactive is key to healthy work environments.
Health Promotion and Wellness offers education, individual and group recommendations for the office environment, and consults with departments responsible for large-scale renovations and improvements.
Ergonomic reviews are conducted as a one-on-one meeting and scheduled by request of the individual employee or the supervisor. Please notify your direct supervisor prior to requesting an ergonomic review to expedite the process of scheduling the meeting. Departments are responsible for approving and funding any equipment or changes identified during the review.
The Foundation presentation covers the science of ergonomics, the basics of healthy postures, simple adjustments that make lasting improvements, and how to prevent discomfort while at your seated work area.
Contact Nikki Brauer at 309-438-8845 or nbgegel@IllinoisState.edu for more information regarding ergonomic reviews.