Work Anywhere: ergonomics
Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between people and their physical work environment. Stanford University's Ergonomics program was created to promote employee health by decreasing workplace exposure to ergonomic risk factors.
Ergonomics training and resources
Stanford offers training and resources to keep you healthy and productive.
- Computer Workstation Ergonomics (EHS 3400) — Register through axess.stanford.edu
- Computer Workstation Ergonomic Evaluation [PDF] — Required for Stanford and at-home offices, recommended for all mobile work spaces
- Ergonomics Guidance for Mobile Devices [PDF]
- Work-at-Home Office Safety Checklist [PDF]
- Stanford University Ergonomics program provides tips, training, and approved ergonomic equipment
- Stanford BeWell program
Computer workstation furniture
When you work on your computer for an hour or longer, Stanford Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) recommends the following equipment:
- Adjustable-height monitor
- Adjustable ergonomic chair
- Keyboard tray or adjustable-height table
Note: Please see the Ergonomic Product List for help selecting appropriate ergonomic furniture. Contact EH&S (723-0448) for additional assistance.