Links & Resources

Good Ergonomics Resources
We can’t guarantee that any of them are completely up-to-date, complete, accurate or even helpful.  Even so, we believe all of these sites have merit – some are excellent.  These are listed in alphabetical order.   This list includes some commercial websites that attempt to educate visitors about ergonomics.

Useful ergonomics-related websites:

Cornell University
Parts of this site consist of  course-related information for Cornell’s ergonomics degree programs, but they also post  questionnaires and other tools and summaries of their research projects.

VelocityEHS
VelocityEHS is our sister web site. It is a subscription-access ergonomics training program for companies with lots of computer-users or perhaps many locations. This program provides ergonomics training, a posture evaluation, and self-help advice for computer based workers. VelocityEHS is designed to help meet the international DSE Regulations for computer workstations, and can be easily customized to meet your needs and preferences. VelocityEHS features software developed by the Office-ergo web master.

Humanics Ergonomics
An ergonomics consulting firm with original reports and a wealth of resources on office ergonomics,  ergonomics for children, the disableddesign of the built environment and  medical, health and wellness.  You may enjoy their ergonomics humor.

NIOSH –   home
The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health of the Department of Health and Human Services provides a wealth of information about a broad range of topics related to ergonomics and occupational safety and health.

OSHA
OSHA (federal) provides a broad range of ergonomics resources for all.

Typing Injury FAQ
Wide-ranging site with a long pedigree, produced over the years by a variety of people.

UCLA’s Ergonomics program tips
UCLA’s Ergonomics Program was developed and managed by Cindy Burt, CPE.   Their site provides practical guidelines and tips for working safely.

University of Nebraska
Not an official U of Neb site, but produced by folks from there, drawing from Australian as well as North American expertise.

Ergonomics Standards:

ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations
http://www.hfes.org/publications/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=69

CSA-Z412-00 (R2005) Guideline on Office Ergonomics
http://www.shopcsa.ca/OnlineStore/GetCatalogItemDetails.asp?mat=2414121

EU Directive No 90/270/EEC of 29 May 1990
Minimum Safety & Health Requirements for working with Display Screen Equipment (DSE Regulations)
http://osha.europa.eu/data/legislation/5

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) “Ergonomics Guideline For VDT” (Visual Display Terminal) Furniture Used In Office Work Spaces”
BIFMA G1-2002:
http://www.bifma.com/standards/standards.html