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Library Ergonomics Program

Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to people. It focuses on designing workstations, tools, and job tasks for safety and efficiency. Effective ergonomic design coupled with good posture can reduce employee injuries and increase job satisfaction and productivity.

The Library Ergonomists are available to assist all employees to ensure that the workstations fit the employee and reduce the possibility of injuries. Supervisors should contact the Library ergonomics program if there are concerns regarding a workstation.

The Library Ergonomists may recommend classes to attend in-person or online or they may conduct an in person evaluation of the workstation. It is important to work with the Library Ergonomists at the first sign of a problem or concern.