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Oklahoma State University
Department of Wellness

America's HEALTHIEST Campus®

Workspace Ergonomics

Improve Job Performance - Ease & Prevent Pain

Do you ever leave work with headaches, backaches, sore shoulders, painful wrists, or a stiff neck? These are frequent complaints of employees who may be suffering from ergonomic-related injuries and illnesses.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is an applied science, which emphasizes the importance of designing workspaces (i.e. office furniture or industrial work areas and equipment) so the space fits the individual worker. The objective is to “design out” as many ergonomic risk factors as possible in an effort to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). Ergonomics is also referred to as Human Factors.

Office Ergonomics

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Can Help!

ABLE Tech can help you choose from an assortment of specially designed ergonomic items from our device loan inventory. These items are available on a short-term basis, usually four to six weeks, to help you make an informed decision regarding your ergonomic purchases.

Our device loan inventory features ergonomic chairs, computer accessories such as mice and keyboards, wireless headsets, arm and foot rests, and specialized software. Search our ergonomic device inventory.

“Try It Before You Buy It” Program

ABLE Tech and OSU Environmental, Health and Safety (OSU-EHS) have partnered to offer a “Try It Before You Buy It” program. Following a workspace assessment from OSU-EHS, ABLE Tech staff will help you select the best device(s) to fit your needs from our ergonomic device loan inventory.

Contact us to get started today!

Shelby Sanders, ABLE Tech Loan Coordinator @ 744.7606
Greg Hogan, OSU-EHS Workstation Ergonomic Audits @ 744.7241

Ergonomic Resources

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Ergonomic Workstation Area

Sue, with the OSU College of Education Outreach, was experiencing back and neck pain due to issues with the setup of her workspace. She recently contacted Oklahoma ABLE Tech to help assess her ergonomic needs. Through the short-term loan program, she was able to try several ergonomic chairs to determine the best fit, and, as a result, was able to make an informed purchase decision. Along with her ergonomic chair, keyboard tray, and other accessories, she was able to create a better work environment that has increased her satisfaction and productivity.

"I definitely recommend ABLE Tech’s services,” said Sue. “I feel like it really helped me to make the selection based on how it felt in the workplace, as well as the price [chair] was reasonable."