EHS

Ergonomics

Ergonomic Assessment

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety offers ergonomic evaluations of your workspace free of charge! We will visit your workspace to perform an assessment, making observations, adjustments, and recommendations for ways to improve your comfort at your workstation and minimize risk of injury.

How to Schedule an Ergonomic Assessment

*Please inform your supervisor prior to booking an assessment.

Step 1: Complete an Ergonomic Pre-Assessment Survey using the link below.

**Don't forget Step 2!**

Step 2: After completing the Pre-Assessment Survey, you will receive an email with a link to book your appointment. Use this link to schedule time to have an EH&S Specialist visit you at your workspace and perform an assessment.

Links and Resources

Product Recommendations

Below are examples of products that may have been recommended after an ergonomic assessment. These are presented as options for supervisors to consider that may help reduce risk factors to the employee. Please reference the completed Ergonomic Assessment Report for more information.

Vendor contacts for questions and quotes

NOTE: CSUN's Purchasing department may require that an ergonomic assessment is performed before approving purchases of ergonomic equipment/products

Keyboard Trays


Workrite — Banana Board System

  • Non-skid keyboard pads
  • Built In document holder
  • Integrated cable management
  • Removable palm support
  • Available in black
  • Sliding reversible mouse surface
  • Integrated Mouse-Trap
  • Mouse palm support sold separately
  • System includes 3170 Pinnacle 2 keyboard arm
  • Adjusts from flush to 6" below work surface
  • No knob/no lever Lift-n-Lock height adjustment
  • 25° tilt range: -15° +10°
  • ThinGlide™ maintenance-free ball bearing track
  • 360° arm swivel at track
  • Meets ANSI/BIFMA X5.5 standards
  • Fully stores on 22" track
  • Exceeds front of track 5" on 17" track
  • Positive Tilt Lockout Kit sold separately

Workrite — Standard System

  • T-molded .625″ Melamine construction
  • Mouse-Trap mouse retainer
  • Removable palm support
  • Right/left reversible
  • Available in black
  • System includes 3175 Pinnacle 2 Value keyboard arm
  • Adjusts from flush to 6″ below worksurface
  • No knob/no lever Lift-n-Lock height adjustment
  • 25° tilt range: -15° +10°
  • Smooth nylon glide track
  • 360° arm swivel at track
  • Meets ANSI/BIFMA X5.5 standards
  • Fully stores on 22″ track
  • Exceeds front of track 3″ on 17″ track

Humanscale 6G Keyboard System

  • Customizable options
  • Adjustable negative tilt
  • Clip Mouse platform has separate tilt adjustment for mouse
  • Clip Mouse platform can be swiveled over keyboard if numpad is not used often
  • Left- and right-handed options for mouse placement

Corner Sleeves

Workrite — Adjustable Corner Diagonal

  • Converts 90º & curved corners (up to 9″) to usable work areas
  • Allows use of adjustable arm and keyboard platform when the natural corner of the worksurface does not permit it
  • Adjusts to fit 1″ to 2.25″ thick worksurfaces
  • Clamping design eliminates spacers, saving installation time
  • Works with the Pinnacle 2 and Pinnacle AD arms
  • Works with the following Workrite platforms: 2180S, 2181SN, 2100FT, 317RL, 2110D, 2110RL, 180
  • Dimensions: 12″W × 1.75″H
Corner Sleeve DE200

Humanscale — Corner Sleeve

  • Designed to fit all Humanscale platforms
  • Fits desks 1" to 1.5" thick
  • Dimensions: 16" diameter
  • Color: Black (standard)

Task Chairs

Humanscale — Freedom

  • Self-adjusting recline
  • Dual pivot backrest
  • Synchronized armrests
  • Contoured cushions

Humanscale — Liberty

  • Self-adjusting recline
  • Form sensing mesh
  • Self forming lumbar support

 Sitmatic — Alpha

Adjustable:

  • Height
  • Seat pan depth
  • Arms (height, width)
  • Lumbar
  • Seat angle
  • SynchroExec tilt
 

Sitmatic – Beta

Adjustable:

  • Height
  • Seat pan depth
  • Arms (height, width)
  • Lumbar
  • Seat angle
  • SynchroExec tilt
 

Steelcase - Think

  • Mesh and Standard Foam back
  • Tilting backrest        
  • Ratchet backrest      
  • Synchro-tilt mech             
  • Seat slider                
  • Side tension adjustment              
 

Steelcase — Amia

  • Tilting backrest
  • Ratchet backrest
  • Synchro-tilt mech
  • Seat slider
  • Side tension adjustment

 Steelcase — Reply

  • Mesh and Standard Foam back
  • Tilting backrest
  • Height-adjustable lumbar support
  • Synchro-tilt mech
  • Seat slider
  • Side tension adjustment

SitOnIt — TR2

  • Internal back-height adjustment
  • Five control mechanisms for motion and comfort
  • Optional seat-depth adjustment
  • Waterfall seat promotes proper leg circulation
  • Five arm styles
  • Molded foam seat cushion

Monitor Arms/Risers

Workrite — JIBE Single

  • Single arm supports one 5–20 lb monitor
  • Maximum monitor height: 20.27"
  • Articulation range: 12.60"
  • Forward reach: 22.67"
  • Stowed depth: 3.55"
  • Monitor:
    • Tilt: +/- 40 degrees
    • Pivot: +/- 90 degrees
    • Rotation: +/- 90 degrees
    • Standard VESA (75 & 100 mm)
  • Available in silver, black, & white
  • Includes c-clamp & grommet mount options
  • Optional USB kit
  • GREENGUARD Certified
  • Warranty: 10 years

 Workrite — Conform Single Heavy Duty

  • Enhance performance through ergonomic comfort
  • Smooth lifting, maintenance-free gas spring (supports 17–40 lb monitor)
  • Expandable, interchangeable components ensure future adaptability
  • Designed for fast, easy installation
  • Easily route and conceal cables through the integrated wire managers
  • Quickly folds down to provide users with maximum desk space
  • Available in Silver

Also available in Dual Monitor Configuration (5-17 lb monitors)

Humanscale — M2.1

  • Fully compatible with traditional desks and sit/stand workstations alike
  • Meets a variety of configuration needs for lighter monitors up to 15.5 lbs
  • Features Humanscale’s patented Weight-Compensating Spring Technology and Smart Stop functionality

Humanscale — M8.1

  • Fully compatible with traditional desks and sit/stand workstations alike
  • Meets a variety of configuration needs for single monitors from 6 to 28 pounds or – with an optional crossbar support – dual monitors up to 12 pounds each. 
  • Featuring innovations like Humanscale’s patented Weight-Compensating Spring Technology and Smart Stop functionality

Ergotron — LX Dual Side-by-Size Arm

  • Designed for side-by-side or low-angle screen views
  • Extends screens out up to 25" (64 cm)
  • Holds two screens up to 27" in size
  • Built for years of use by passing 10,000-cycle motion test
  • Holds 14-40 lbs
  • Allows for 75° tilt, 360° pan, and 360° rotation

Fellowes — Office Suites™ Standard Monitor Riser

  • Supports large monitors up to 36kg in weight
  • Adjustable feet provide 5 height adjustments to maximise viewing comfort
  • Stows laptop underneath for in-office use and to save space
  • Storage tray organises business essentials
  • Tested by FIRA International Ltd to comply with the ergonomic requirements set out in European Health and Safety Legislation: EN ISO 9241-5
  • Height Adjustments: 10.7/12/13.3/14.6/15.9cm

Fellowes — Standard Monitor Riser

  • 3 stacking height adjustments to maximise viewing comfort
  • Non-skid foot rings ensure stability on any surface
  • Made from 100% recycled plastic
  • Cable Management to keep your workspace clutter free
  • Accredited against BS EN ISO 9241 by FIRA international, an independent Ergonomic Accreditor
  • Approximate Specifications:
    • Maximum Monitor Size: 21"
    • Maximum Monitor Weight: 27kg
    • Height Adjustments: 10 / 11.5 / 13cm

Task Lights

There are many suitable options for a desktop task light. EH&S does not have specific recommendations, but some features to look for when evaluating options include:

  • Built-in LED illumination or LED bulbs (avoid CFL bulbs)
  • Articulating stand
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Power toggle on the lamp itself, rather than on the cord

Footrests

3M — Tilt Adjustable Footrest

  • 3M foot rest helps reduce strain and fatigue on legs, back and neck.
  • Height and tilt adjustable with easy, foot-controlled, platform tilt adjustment.
  • Contoured, 18" wide non-skid plastic platform with soft bumps to massage and soothe your feet.
  • Durable, heavy-duty steel base stays in place.
  • 2 year warranty
  • 18 in. x 13 in. x 4 in.
 

Humanscale — FR300 Ergonomic Foot Rocker

  • Offers three-inch height adjustment for custom positioning
  • Raises feet to relieve pressure on the lower back when sitting
  • Encourages gentle rocking of the feet
  • Engages lower leg muscles to increase healthy circulation