Ergonomics Program

Ergonomics focuses on the interaction between work and various components of the work environment, taking into account not only productivity but the prevention and/or reduErgonomicsction of injury.

The Department of Human Resources is implementing an ergonomics program which includes ergonomic assessments and a comprehensive musculoskeletal injury prevention program for all employees.

For more information please call 864-2918 or email


Ergonomic assessments will identify and address any concerns with an individual’s workstation or work tasks that place them at an increased risk for musculoskeletal injury. Adjustments will then be made to the workstation or task to reduce overreaching, repetition, and awkward postures, as well as other risk factors for developing musculoskeletal injury.

An ergonomic assessment includes:

  • Questions about your daily work tasks
  • Questions about any previous injury or conditions that may affect your comfort at your workstation
  • Questions about individual characteristics such as hand dominance, height etc. that are relevant to your workstation set up
  • Observation of your current workstation and how you perform your work tasks
  • Measurements of you and your workstation

Employees may request a workstation assessment by downloading and completing all sections of the Request for Ergonomic Assessment form located under the Employee Services tab in the mun portal (



We currently offer training in the following topics:

  • Office Ergonomics
  • Manual Materials Handling
  • Laboratory Ergonomics
  • Custodial Ergonomics
  • Library Ergonomics

Please contact us to book training for your department or unit.




Human Resources

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000