We want all faculty and staff to know that we have an Ergonomics Task Force on the De Anza campus. Now, you may ask, what is that, and why do I need to know about it?
The term ergonomics refers to the relationship between you and the work you do, or tasks you perform. It is important that you and your work environment are well matched.
The purpose of the ETF is to assist you in finding this match. This is accomplished through general trainings and individual worksite evaluations. Through these you learn how to set up your personal workspace in a way that best fits you. Learning correct ergonomic techniques, not only in your work but also in the non-work areas of your busy life, can help avoid long term injuries of the wrist, neck, shoulder or back. Here are some things you can do to improve your work health. Remember, ergonomics is your responsibility!
We invite you to learn more about the Ergonomics Task Force by attending the next quarterly training session, scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2002, 10:30-12:00, in the Faculty/Staff Computer Lab. Register by calling the Staff Development Office, x5305.