Ergonomics is defined as fitting the workplace to the worker and
examining the interaction between the worker and his/her environment. Applying ergonomic principles
can help reduce the risk of injuries or illnesses for employees working with computers, working in
laboratories, and working at jobs requiring repetitive activities and heavy materials handling.
The goal of the University ergonomics program is to reduce or eliminate hazards that contribute to the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The program involves all employees whose job duties expose them to ergonomic risk factors.
The primary tools of USI's Ergonomic Program include symptoms survey, worksite evaluations, training and implementation of ergonomic control strategies.
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