Office Ergonomics Assessments

Basic Assessment

  • Posture review
  • Chair adjustments
  • Keyboard tray positioning (if present)
  • Keyboard and mouse positioning
  • Monitor positioning
  • Document positioning
  • Ergonomics tip sheet

Additional Services

These additional services may be helpful depending on the client’s needs. A double-asterisk (**) indicates an item that can reduce assessment costs.
  • Independent learning/Self-assessment**
  • Symptom history, pre-assessment**
  • Symptom history, during assessment
  • Computer usability settings review (mouse, display, etc)
  • Keyboard shortcut review
  • Microsoft Office macro creation
  • Non-computer tasks review (filing, stapling, etc)
  • Review of possible equipment/software purchases with client (see below)**
  • Follow-up change evaluation report (completed by client)
  • Ergonomics assessment report
  • Follow-up email/telephone support

Review of possible equipment/software purchases with the client

As a courtesy, equipment/software purchases are not discussed with a client during an assessment unless pre-authorized by whoever would funding those purchases. The advantage of pre-authorizing certain purchases is that they can be discussed with the client without the need for a repeat visit by the ergonomist.

Examples of possible purchases:

  • Autoclicking software
  • Back/seat cushion
  • Break reminder software
  • Chair modification/replacement
  • Computer monitor
  • Desk modification/replacement
  • Document holder
  • Footrest
  • Headset (for telephone or built-in speech recognition software)
  • Keyboard/mouse replacement
  • Macro software
  • Palm rest (aka Wrist rest)
  • Sit/stand desk
  • Screen reading/magnification software
  • Speech recognition software