Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging work spaces, products or systems so that they physically fit the people that use them. Ergonomics play an important role in the safety and well-being of employees and proper ergonomic set up and design of work spaces can minimize the risk of a wide range of injuries or daily discomfort.

Many potential injuries can be avoided by making a few simple changes to the set-up of a work space. The VIU Ergonomics program includes responsibilities, risk assessment, mitigation and control as well as resources to assist employees to reduce workplace musculoskeletal injuries. 

VIU Ergonomic Program

Appendix A - Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control (Ergonomics)

Appendix B - Office Workstation Self-Evaluation

Appendix C - Furniture and Equipment Recommendations

Appendix D - Resources/Links


Forearm and Wrist

Whole Body

Ergonomics at Home

Ergonomics for the At Home Office

Ergonomic Tips for Working at Home


Office Chairs

When setting up your work station it is important to understand all the functions of your office chair. Click on the link below, find your office chair and watch the video demonstration. 

Office Chair - Adjustments

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