Ergonomics and Computer Use

Ergonomics is a set of principles used in the design of equipment or jobs in order to reduce employee fatigue and discomfort.  The goal of any ergonomics program is to promote employee health by decreasing workplace exposure to ergonomic risk factors. 


A properly fitted and adjustable work station is key to reducing fatigue and discomfort.  If you are experiencing discomfort while at your workstation, please contact Vivian Longacre for an ergonomic assessment at 805-756-6628 or email

ECWest is a campus contracted office furniture supplier with a selection of ergonomic chairs in their office lab here on campus.  Contact the campus representative at 805-710-1577 to schedule a demonstration of their products.