Ergonomics for Remote Work

When working from home, it is important to remember that the proper ergonomics design of your computer workstation is important no matter where your “office” may be.

We care about your health and safety while you complete your important work away from your usual work environment.  To help you establish a supportive computer workstation set-up at home, please follow the steps below.

Step 1

Take the online training and self-assessment from Risk and Safety Solutions at the following link:

Sign in using your UCSC email and credentials. Select the “Computer Ergonomics Self-Assessment” in the upper right side of the webpage. Follow the prompts to complete the video training sections, and then complete the Ergonomic Self-Assessment.

If you are unable to log into the training or encounter any issues with the functionality of the course, report problems to Risk and Safety Solutions Select “Contact Us“ and then “Get Help”.

Step 2

Review the following resources:

Step 3
  • Review the findings and recommendations from Steps 1 and 2 with your supervisor.
  • Make recommended changes to your home workstation as needed.
  • If you need further assessment of your home workstation, you can request a virtual evaluation from your department’s Ergonomics Assessor, (EA). Request this from your supervisor. The EA can meet with you on Zoom to help you determine ways to address your needs and discuss ergonomic product options. If needed, they will refer you the Ergonomic Showroom where you can be fitted for a new chair, look at desk options, and other peripheral equipment. If your department does not have an active EA please contact for assistance.
  • You should have a formal telecommuting agreement in place that indicates what office equipment is to be provided by your department and anything that will be your responsibility to provide. This will help in guiding individual decisions on purchasing.


For other ergonomic needs not already mentioned above, please contact