Ergonomic Program


Program Basics

The purpose of this program is to minimize ergonomic hazards and repetitive motion injuries (RMIs) at Santa Clara University (SCU) in compliance with California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5110. This program includes:

  • Ergonomics training for employees
  • Identifying, treating, and tracking work-related repetitive motion injuries
  • Providing worksite evaluations of jobs that have caused repetitive motion injuries
  • Modifying worksites that have caused repetitive motion injuries


All employees working at a computer workstation for an extended period of time should conduct an ergonomic self-assessment to ensure their workstation is properly adjusted. We have an online self-assessment tool which will guide you through the proper setup of your workstation.

Effective November 2013, an online ergonomic self-assessment must be completed and submitted prior to requesting an in-person ergonomic assessment from the EHS Department. When completing the online self-assessment, you will be asked if you want to request an in-person assessment. Priority for in-person assessments is given to those experiencing pain/discomfort while working at their workstation and those that cannot adjust their workstation to meet the conditions outlined in the self-assessment tool.

  • Ergonomic Self-Assessment Online Form »Info 

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Collins.




Director of EHS