If you require office ergonomic assistance, follow these steps:
- Complete the online office ergonomics course (EHS536) if you have not done so before and complete the Recommendations for Resolving Office Ergonomics Concerns Form including the Self-Assessment. Ensure you report any health and safety concerns to your supervisor. To find the online course, please go to the My EHS Training webpage and follow the instructions. You will be able to download a PDF with the link to the course.
- Make changes to your workstation per the online training and Self-Assessment. Speak to your supervisor if new equipment is required. NOTE: The purchase of basic office furniture (e.g. keyboard trays or an office chair) or replacement of broken furniture does not require a EHS assessment.
- If you continue to have issues after a few weeks, contact EHS for additional assistance.
***EHS does not provide recommendations for acquiring sit-stand workstations or other specialized ergonomic equipment. ***
Specialized ergonomic equipment may be provided to employees who have ongoing restrictions and limitations due to documented conditions. If your medical condition interferes with your ability to do your job, contact Health & Well-Being to discuss the possibility of a workplace accommodation.
- University of Toronto Office Ergonomics Standard (PDF)
- Trouble-Shooting Guide for Sources of Discomfort
- Stress-Relieving Exercises for Computer Users
- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
- Office Chairs suppliers (examples used by some departments):
- Nightingale, Robert J Breen 905.896.3434 x238
- Pat Cassiday and Associates 416.260.4777
- Humanomics, Fraser MacDonald 416.410.6653