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Office Ergonomics Safety Guide

Office Ergonomics Safety Guide

Identify ergonomic hazards in the office and take action.

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Language: English | French
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Designed and written as a practical workplace training and reference tool. This 121-page pocket guide is filled with clear-language text including safety tips, charts, diagrams, checklists and illustrations.


This guide will enable you to:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic elements of office ergonomics;
  • Identify tasks that can potentially cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) and other injuries to the muscles and joints;
  • Develop an ergonomics program and set goals for your workplace; and
  • Focus on problem solving through employee and management involvement.


This guide is applicable to office work and covers factors that contribute to compatibility between workers and office work. It covers ergonomic aspects of the workstation, work organization, the work environment and recommended safe work practices.

This guide will assist in the development and implementation of office ergonomics programs. For employee training sessions, it is a practical handout for participants.

Target Audience

This guide is for managers, supervisors, workers, people working from their homes, occupational health nurses, occupational therapists, chiropractors, health and safety representatives and health and safety professionals.

Each publication produced by CCOHS undergoes several stages of review. As part of this review, representatives from government, employers, and labour are requested to comment on draft copies of CCOHS documents for technical accuracy and readability.

Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the information, it is understood that CCOHS makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of such information and assumes no liability for any damages or loss suffered as a result of any inaccuracy or incompleteness therein.

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