The use of a computer, working in awkward positions in your laboratory, and lifting heavy objects are just some examples of tasks that can lead to persistent muscle aches, tendon inflammation, compression of nerves, and subsequent disability that in some cases may be permanent. It could happen to you! Computer Ergonomics Primary Intervention Initiative SOP
The MIT EHS Industrial Hygiene Program is available to provide help for students and staff experiencing ergonomic issues. Each person is encouraged to make changes in their work areas and habits as described in the information provided below. If you still need assistance after making some of these changes, please contact us.
Interested in Ergonomics Related to a Specific Task?
Concerned with a Specific Symptom or Musculoskeletal Injury?
A Laboratory Worker Interested in Ergonomic Issues?
A Computer User or Office Worker Interested in Ergonomic Issues?
Concerned with Lifting and Moving Objects Safely?
Interested in Other Issues Related to Ergonomics?
Interested in MIT Campus Ergonomics Services?