Ergonomics is about maximizing workstation comfort and minimizing health risks. Our goal is to provide training and education to NKU employees on ergonomic principles and to implement practical, cost effective solutions to identified issues.
This image provides an example of proper ergonomic seated position. Even if you don't have the equipment pictured, you should strive to create the same body position.
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Work Station Assessments
*Campus Work Station Assessments have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID 19 situation. If you need guidance for your home office set-up, contact Kim Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Workstation Assessment is an opportunity for you to work with a trained member of University Wellness to evaluate the comfort and safety of your workstation. Based on this evaluation, we will provide you with recommendations for improving your workspace:
There are many ways to improve your workstation that require no financial investment. Simply rearranging and/or reorganizing existing equipment can provide a more comfortable and safe work environment.
You may receive recommendations on purchasing new, ergonomically correct office equipment. Your department's budget may allow for such an investment or you may invest in the equipment yourself. However, scheduling a Workstation Assessment in no way obligates you or your department to purchase any equipment.
Healthy Workplace Products and Try Before You Buy Program
*The Try Before You Buy Program is temporarily suspended due to the COVID 19 situation.
The University Wellness office has a variety of ergonomic items to view - chairs, standing desks, a keyboard tray and monitor arm that can be reviewed before purchasing.
Ergonomic chairs can be delivered to your office for a trial period of 1-2 weeks. Chair consultations and product viewings can be scheduled with Kim Baker to assist with choosing the products that work best for you.
Contact Kim Baker to schedule an appointment at email@example.com
Departmental/Group Workstation Assessments and Product Viewing
If there are multiple people in your department that would like to be assessed, you can schedule departmental workstation assessments. Please allow at least 3 weeks lead time to schedule groups of 4 or more.
If there are departmental funds to make a bulk purchase of healthy workplace products, you can schedule a group chair consultation. Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance for group consultations to ensure all products are available for viewing. It is recommended that the department schedule workstation assessments before deciding on any purchases. Delivery of bulk purchases vary and can take 4-6 weeks, so plan accordingly with any budgetary deadlines.