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Ergonomics

Last modified at 7/19/2024 5:03 p.m.

Ergonomics

The SBCCD ergonomics program strives to create a safer and more comfortable working and learning environment by identifying and addressing potential ergonomic hazards. By implementing ergonomic solutions and providing education on proper techniques, the program aims to prevent musculoskeletal injuries and improve overall well-being.

Ergonomics is the science of designing equipment and workplaces to enhance productivity by minimizing discomfort and fatigue. This field, also known as biotechnology, human engineering, and human factors engineering, plays a crucial role in improving workplace efficiency and safety.

What Ergonomics Entails:

  • Customized Work Environments: Adapting jobs, tools, and workspaces to fit individual employees.
  • Injury and Discomfort Prevention: Aiming to minimize the risk of discomfort and injury in all work-related activities.
  • Essential Training and Education: Providing employees with the knowledge and skills needed to benefit from ergonomic practices.
  • Broad Applicability: Applying ergonomic principles to all types of work, whether in professional or remote settings.

At SBCCD, we emphasize the importance of ergonomics to ensure a healthy, productive, and safe environment for everyone.

Prior to requesting an ergonomic assessment, employees are required to complete the Ergonomic Workstation Self-Assessment and the Keenan SafeColleges Office Ergonomics training.

Ergonomic Workstation Self-Assessment

Ergonomic Workstation Self-Assessment

Ergonomic Workstation Self-Assessment

CHC Program | SBVC Program

The ergonomic self-assessment is an evaluation conducted by employees to identify and address potential ergonomic risks in their workplace or daily activities. This assessment involves reviewing one’s workstation setup, posture, and equipment usage to ensure they align with ergonomic principles designed to promote comfort, efficiency, and overall well-being.

By conducting a self-assessment, employees can proactively identify areas of discomfort or strain, make necessary adjustments, and implement ergonomic practices to prevent musculoskeletal disorders, reduce the risk of injury, and enhance productivity and health. This process empowers employees to take control of their work environment, fostering a safer and more ergonomic workspace.

Setting Up Your Workstation to Fit You

Ergonomic Workstation Self-Assessment

If, after completing the Ergonomic Workstation Self-Assessment and the Keenan SafeColleges Office Ergonomics training, the employee feels that further assistance is needed, complete the Ergonomic Assessment Request.

Ergonomic Training

Ergonomic Training

Ergonomic Training

CHC Program | SBVC Program

The Office Ergonomics Training covers essential techniques for improving posture, demonstrates effective stretching exercises to reduce injury risk, and offers guidance on arranging your workspace, including the optimal setup of your chair, desk, and computer terminal. Additionally, it addresses the application of ergonomic best practices for working from home or on the go.

Keenan SafeColleges Office Ergonomics Training

If, after completing the Ergonomic Workstation Self-Assessment and Keenan SafeColleges Office Ergonomics training, the employee feels that further assistance is needed, complete the Ergonomic Assessment Request.

Ergonomic Services

Ergonomic Services

Ergonomic Services

CHC Program | SBVC Program

Employees can request an ergonomic assessment by completing the Ergonomic Assessment Request form and returning to the Safety & Risk Management Department via e-mail at ehs@sbccd.edu along with the Employee Ergonomic Self-Assessment Form.

Ergonomic Assessment Request

Working Remotely

Working Remotely

Working Remotely

CHC Program | SBVC Program

Ergonomics in your remote workspace is essential for maintaining your physical health and optimizing your productivity. By creating a workspace that supports your body's natural alignment, you can prevent discomfort and work more efficiently.

Keenan SafeColleges Work from Home Comfort through Ergonomics Training

Ergonomic Tips for Working at Home