Ergonomics Awareness

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Campus Medical Ergonomics Program
Call the doctor's office and ask their staff to either put a referral into MiChart for a worksite consultation by MHealthy Ergo, or if outside of UM, fax a referral for a worksite consultation to our confidential line: 734-615-1570.

Change in Ability to Work
Offers assistance to employees experiencing a physical or cognitive change affecting their ability to perform effectively at work.

It’s Easy to be ERGO

The MHealthy Ergonomics Awareness Program is here to help you learn how following easy ergonomic principles can help you improve your comfort at work.

How?

Start with "Self Help"
This section offers tutorials designed to help you evaluate and adjust your own work area and habits - whether you work in an office, lab or a more physically-demanding job. You'll find helpful tips on how to move and adjust your work space for your comfort and productivity. These easy changes can have big results — and with little or no cost to you and your unit.

How to Get Help and More Information
If you want or need to consult with an expert, you'll find links to two types of services.

  • Injury prevention and department services through UMHHC Safety Management Services, UM-Flint Environmental Health & Safety, UM-Dearborn Campus Safety & Security, and Ann Arobor's Occupational Safety & Environmental Health.
  • Medical Ergonomics individual services through MHealthy Occupational Therapy for faculty and staff who are under doctor's care.

Download No-No/ERGO Reminders
You'll find images of postcards and posters that serve as quick reminders of basic ergonomic principles to print and display in your department.

Ergo Frequently Asked Questions
You'll find suggestions on how ergonomics can make your work easier on your body.