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ERGONOMICS (UofC)


What is it?

Tips and tricks on how to set up your workstation at home.

Who is it for?

Staff at the University of Calgary.

What can it do?

Improve personal health, wellbeing, and effectivness through the set up of a safe and comfortable workstation at home.

Temporarily working from home:
  • Office Ergonomics Self Adjustment Tool (15 minute video)
  • Ergonomic set up for the office employee (summary)
  • Ergonomic solutions (tips for working from home)
  • Laptop use at home (EWI Works video)
  • Working remotely FAQ

Work from home workstation set up:
  • Workstation set up summary handout
  • Setting up to work mobile
  • Telework
  • Sit to stand

Symptom prevention and management:
  • Movement
  • Micro break
  • Work relief exercises
  • Break Timer Tool (EWI Works – includes stretches)
  • Computer vision syndrome
  • Decrease screen time and improve keyboard use
  • Symptom relief


Is it University approved?

Staff wellness guidance is provided by the University of Calgary considering occupational health and safety.





University of Calgary. (2020). Staff Wellness: Working from Home Resources. Retrieved from
https://www.ucalgary.ca/risk/staff-wellness/occupational-health/working-from-home (accessed 03 July 2020).
University of Calgary. (2020). Staff Wellness: Proactive Ergonomic Program. Retrieved from
https://ucalgary.ca/risk/staff-wellness/occupational-health/ergonomic-program (accessed 03 July 2020).