Environmental Health and Safety

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a broad topic that focuses on repetitive motions which have the potential to lead to employee discomfort or injury. We typically associate ergonomic injuries with office workers while in fact, ergonomic related injuries are just as possible to occur in any job type from agricultural workers, custodial staff, lecturers and even laboratory workers. It is important to stay current with ergonomic-based safety training to ensure that you are doing everything you can to maintain a safe work environment. Here we have provided some safety training topics that are available through SumTotal and will help to give you the tools necessary to maintain a safe work environment.

  • Back Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics in the Workplace
  • Computer Ergonomics
  • Safety Orientation
  • Job Safety/Hazard Analysis

Of the courses listed above, only a select few would be assigned to an employee within a specific job safety classification due in large part to the overlapping information between courses. If you would like to learn more about ergonomics but are unsure which courses would apply best to you, consider contacting EH&S directly for more information.


If not, please complete the applicable Ergonomics training on SumTotal listed below:

  • CSU - Computer Workstation Ergonomics
  • CSU - Manual Material Handling Ergonomics for Custodians
  • CSU - Manual Material Handling Ergonomics for Landscape Services Employees
  • CSU - Manual Material Handling Ergonomics for Trades Employees

To access SumTotal please use the button below to access, then login using your Cal Poly Pomona sign-in credentials. Search "ergonomics" to find the above applicable training programs.

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Check back soon. For questions or to be notified when this program is posted, please contact ergo@cpp.edu.

If you would like to request an ergonomic assessment of your workstation, please inform your HEERA Manager of this evaluation and then fill out this form to complete request. Cal Poly Pomona Ergonomics will contact you within 2 weeks to schedule the assessment. If you have not heard from CPP Ergonomics, please contact ergo@cpp.edu.

Please review this PDF for ergonomic tips on how to setup a telecommute workstation. We also have a Billy Bronco's Guide to Remote Working.

If you would like to request assistance setting up an ergonomic telecommute workstation, please inform your HEERA Manager of this request and then fill out this form to complete request. Please include pictures of the proposed workstaion and equipment. Cal Poly Pomona Ergonomics will contact you within 2 weeks to schedule the assessment. If you have not heard from CPP Ergonomics, please contact ergo@cpp.edu.