Computer users should be provided with appropriate office furniture as recommended in the Ergonomics Self Assessment Manual [PDF - 844 KB] in order to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury or other discomfort. The guide and other valuable information should be reviewed by all computer users. The Environmental Health & Safety Office can provide referral and assistance for ergonomic assessment requests.

For more information, please contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at (902) 494-2495.

Ergonomics Training

This interactive course presents and applies ergonomic fundamentals to empower learners to mitigate their exposure to ergonomic risk factors during participation in daily living activities, whether at work or away from work. This course is available through the college of continuing education.

  1. Proceed to theĀ Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education website.
  2. Scroll down and click on the yellow 'Login into SharePoint' icon.
  3. At this point you will see a registration document. Print this and follow the directions completely.
  4. You will receive an e-mail from the College of Continuing Education within three business days that you have been added to the Brightspace Ergonomics course. You can then begin your training.
  5. Once you have passed the final quiz, you will receive a Letter of Completion via e-mail within three business days.

Educational Videos

In the Dal EHS Ergonomics Series, the Dal Tiger demonstrates the correct way to set up your office chair and workstation in order to reduce the risk of strain injuries and other discomforts or ailments.

External Resources

Source Link
CCOHS Sitting at Work [JPEG - 496 KB]
Logitech Comfort Guidelines [PDF - 419 KB]
Work Safe BC How to Make Your Computer Station Fit You [PDF - 3 MB]
CDC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Hewltt Packard Safety & Comfort Guide
Lenovo Safe and Effective Computing
Province of Nova Scotia
Labour and Advanced Education