- Office Ergonomics Guide and Self assessment
- Laptop Ergonomics
- Product Database
- Virtual Ergonomic Evaluations
- Workstation Discomfort: Symptoms and Solutions
- Workstation Ergonomics Checklist
Free Workstation Self Assessment and Evaluation
Complete the "Office Ergonomics Assessment" to self correct ergonomic problems. The self assessment tool contains contact information if additional assistance is needed to properly set up a workstation. Allow 4 weeks to schedule an evaluation. Access to this site requires a University of Minnesota x.500 ID and Password. Upon completion of this assessment, University employees will have a record of its completion placed into their ULearn Training Records. For people outside the University, please contact DEHS at email@example.com or call (612) 626-6002 to request a temporary ID and Password. A personal evaluation is required for sit-stand workstation as this is not covered in the training.
To Purchase Chairs and Other Equipment
University of Minnesota discounts are available through the vendors featured on this site. Please contact vendors directly to purchase chairs or any of the other products listed; you'll find their contact information under each product description. Contact Jerry Taintor in Purchasing at (612) 624-5762 if you encounter any problems with vendors.
View Chairs and Workstations
NOTICE: The ergonomic showroom in W-162 Boynton Health Service is now closed as of March 15, 2017. The showroom will be relocated one floor down from the current location to Room W34 Boynton Health Service. The scheduled grand opening date for the new location in W37 has been delayed. Please check the website for an opening date, or call EHS at 626-6002 for updates and to inquire about an in person appointment.
The showroom hours will continue to be on Thursdays from 10:00 am - noon with staff available to offer individual ergonomic assistance. Please call 612-626-6002 <(612) 626-6002> for an appointment at other times.
(See Product Database for product information) Location: Room W-162 Boynton Health Service On Thursdays from 10:00 am - noon, the room will be staffed to offer individual ergonomic assistance. Please call 612-626-6002 for an appointment at other times.
Injury/Illness While at Work
Request an incident report from your supervisor.
For further information visit the Workers Compensation Policy page at http://www.fpd.finop.umn.edu/groups/ppd/documents/policy/workers_comp.cfm.
Injury/Illness Not Related to Work
http://ds.umn.edu/ Call Disability Services at (612) 626-1333 for students and (612) 624-3316 for employees.
Employee Assistance Program
http://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits/employee-assistance Civil service & bargaining unit staff, call (612) 626-0253. Faculty and Academic Staff Assistance Program, call (612) 625-4073.
Training for employees or supervisors on office ergonomics is available free of charge. Handouts and video tapes are available. Contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002 for further assistance.