Skip to main content

Ergonomics Program

Purpose: To minimize ergonomic hazards and repetitive motion injuries at Santa Clara University in compliance with California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5110. 

Program Basics

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Collins.