Ergonomics 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. Sometimes people contact the campus ergonomics program to find answers for questions better addressed by other departments at UCSF. Several resources on our website will help supervisors and employees know who to contact and whether someone in the ergonomics program can help you quickly find the information you need to answer their questions.

What is Ergonomics?

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.

Risk Factors

Ergo Monitor Off sized

Office Ergonomics

Education & Support

for UCSF Employees


Laboratory Ergonomics


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