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.

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