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Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics

General Statement of Policy

EHS can provide a basic ergonomic assessment of your workstation and make recommendations for adjustments to ensure the best set up for each individual employee.

Services Available

Any McGill employee or student working at a computer can request an assessment.  EHS will come and evaluate your work station and recommend changes to positioning or new furniture when necessary.  Any purchase of new furniture will be the responsibility of the unit. 

When necessary and referral to a certified ergonomist can be provided, charges for an assessment will be the responsibility of the unit.

Procedure

To request an ergonomic assessment please contact our Occupational Health Program Administrator Shannon Sullivan at 398-4766 or fill out the online accident form or send an email to ehs [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Ergonomics%20Assessment%20Request) (EHS)

EHS provides you with some documents that address office ergonomics, please consult the technical sheets.

The Ergonomics Self Assessment is a tool to help ensure that your workstation is set up properly and comfortably for you.  It is a good idea to review the self assessment periodically

PDF icon Office Ergonomics Self Assessment.pdf

Technical Sheets

Computer Work Station Adjustments [.pdf]

Technical Sheet No.1: Postural Aspects [.pdf]
Technical Sheet No.1: Postural Aspects (french) [.pdf]

Technical Sheet No.2: Visual Aspects [.pdf]
Technical Sheet No.2: Visual Aspects (french) [.pdf]

Technical Sheet No.3: Micro-pauses [.pdf]
Technical Sheet No.3: Micro-pauses (french) [.pdf]