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A guide to good Ergonomics

These guides are designed to give you useful and user-friendly information so that you can actively promote your own health and well-being in College, from an ergonomic and occupational therapy perspective.

There are 6 sections in this series: exam ergonomics, desktop/workstation ergonomics, laptop ergonomics, study ergonomics, lecture ergonomics, and tips on pacing.

Image of a ergonomic desktop setup

Each section highlights some common problems with these environments / actions, and provides good ergonomics tips. There is also a list of references and further information is available from 'additional info' which links to external organisations with valuable and important information regarding ergonomics.

Please remember these guides are for information only.

  • They have been designed to be as user-friendly as possible and so are not academic texts.

  • If you have concerns about your ergonomics, please consult an appropriate practitioner, such as an ergonomist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or medical practitioner.

  • Always use common sense in working with guidelines, if in doubt, seek the advice of an appropriate professional.

 

Click on the ergonomic areas below for more information :


Last updated 20 August 2015 andrew.costello@tcd.ie (Email).