UMBC, like any other large organization, requires a robust ergonomic program. This program was established to handle requests for analysis and evaluation of workplace design.
Ergonomics is the applied science of equipment and process design intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Simply put, ergonomics is the science of designing the job to fit the worker, rather than physically forcing the worker to fit the job. Our Ergonomics webpage will assist you in the following areas of ergonomics: Computer Workstation Ergonomics, Laboratory Ergonomics, and Back Safety/Materials Handling. The aim of this program is to prevent the development of occupational disorders and to reduce the potential for fatigue, error, or unsafe acts through the evaluation and design of facilities, environments, jobs, tasks, equipment, processes, and training methods to match the capabilities of specific workers.
Employees can request an assessment of their workspace using the button below. Prior to requesting an assessment, please review the UMBC Ergonomics Program. If your request is for a diagnosed health condition that is not work-related (I.e. a lifelong/adult-onset health condition or after-effects of an injury), faculty, staff, and student work accommodations are administered by Accessibility & Disability Services online via accessibility.umbc.edu under Employees as well as firstname.lastname@example.org and 410-455-5745.