Ergonomic self assessment

Good workstation design is important in the prevention of musculoskeletal pain or strain associated with repetitive work. Use the EHS self-assessment tool or try this eLearning course to determine if your workstation is appropriate to your needs and workflow. Note that EHS does not offer in person ergonomic assessments.

Are you experiencing musculoskeletal pain or discomfort?

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort that could be associated with repetitive motion in the workplace, do the following:

  1. Notify your supervisor 
  2. Complete the EHS self-assessment tool and/or try this eLearning course.
  3. Consult with your doctor to assess the condition and consider treatment options (e.g., physiotherapy, professional ergonomic assessment, etc.)
  4. Discuss and coordinate treatment options with your supervisor

Are you a supervisor?

If you have staff who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or discomfort, encourage them to complete the EHS self-assessment tool and/or to try this eLearning course. Staff with medical issues should consult their doctor to discuss treatment options. 

If staff complete doctor prescribed treatment but pain persists, refer them to Homewood Health, who will gather and evaluate the medical information required to support an ergonomic assessment and adjustment/equipment. 

Alternatively, or where a doctor prescribes a professional ergonomic assessment, contact any of independent consultants listed in the right hand column. Note that departments are responsible for all fees including the cost to purchase needed ergonomic equipment. The typical cost per assessment is $350 to $400. 

Who covers the costs?

Most extended benefit programs will cover physiotherapy services. University departments are responsible for all ergonomic assessment fees including the cost to purchase needed ergonomic equipment.