Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the employee. Ergonomics considers the capabilities and limits of the worker as he or she interacts with tools, equipment, work methods, tasks, and the working environment. A goal of ergonomics is to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders by adapting the work to fit the person.
The benefits of ergonomics include decreased injuries, workers' compensation costs, absenteeism and turnover, increased efficiency at work, physical wellbeing, and employee morale.
Who may request an ergonomic evaluation?
All current UCDMC employees or UCDMC enrolled students are eligible. If you are unsure of your UCDMC employment status, please consult with your supervisor.
Reasons to request an ergonomic evaluation:
- Comfort issues at workstation(s)
- Experiencing discomfort in one or more work-related tasks
- Unsure how to adjust or arrange equipment at workstation (i.e., chair, desk, keyboard tray, monitor/monitor arms(s), document holder, footrest, etc.)
- Malfunctioning workstation equipment
- When required by an employee’s union contract
Request an Ergonomic Evaluation
Please select the option which best fits your ergonomic concern:
Please complete the online ergonomic assessment: Healthy Working (Code: DAHS-ERGO-ECO) via UC Learning Center (links to internal sign on to access UC Learning Center)
Online Self-Assessment – Remote Work
Please complete the online ergonomic assessment: Healthy Working @ Home (Code: DAHS-HWAH) via UC Learning Center (links to internal sign on to access UC Learning Center)
Clerical/Allied Services Employee (Union Code CX)
All CUE employees must complete an ergonomic review within 90 days of being hired to adhere to the CUE contract.
- Online assessment–Mandatory
- On-site assessment–Optional
The supervisor/manager needs to ensure a self-evaluation is completed. The Ergonomics Unit must be notified upon completion of the online assessment.
Please complete the online ergonomic assessment: Healthy Working (Code: DAHS-ERGO-ECO) via UC Learning Center
When two or more employees in one department/group need assistance, i.e. patient exam room preparation/set-up, workflow, noncomputer-based workstation(s), equipment evaluation, a systems-based participatory process is used that maximizes the involvement of employees and supervisors in order to effectively implement group changes. (Please contact the Ergonomics Unit directly.)
Self-Based Manual Handling Ergonomics
Labor Intensive Duties – EVS, Distribution, PO&M.
(Please contact the Ergonomics Unit directly.)