Ergonomics & Human Factors Program

The Campus Ergonomics and Human Factors program focuses on providing advice to UCSF campus departments on preventive ergonomics. Preventive ergonomics includes involvement with design projects and providing advice to departments on how to create safe work environments for their employees. We understand that it can be challenging to find the right people to help you at large organizations like UCSF. 

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions between humans and the systems related to their working environment. The profession applies theory, principles, data and methods to help design environments that optimize human productivity, well-being, and overall system performance. Ergonomics is also referred to as human factors engineering. The Ergonomics and Human Factors Program shares information, standards, and guidance across UCSF. As a part of the Environment Health and Safety (EH&S) Department, our mission is to promote a safe and healthy work environment for all UCSF employees through the sharing of this information.

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Questions: Contact Ergonomics at 415-514-3746 or