Industrial Ergonomic Evaluations

Industrial ergonomic evaluations encompass a review and analysis of any job task performed outside of the office/computer workstation environment.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Laboratory work (pipetting, microscope, etc.)
  • Custodial work
  • Manual materials handling (lifting, pushing, pulling)
  • Animal care & handling
  • Shipping & Receiving Operations (mail handling)
  • Foodservice & Preparation

Any job or set of job tasks performed by a CSU employee should ideally be evaluated for ergonomic risk. The primary goal of industrial ergonomic evaluations is the identification and elimination of ergonomic risk with the implementation of proper ergonomics control strategies. Along with decreased injuries, an increase in productivity, efficiency, employee morale, etc. will be seen, as well as a reduction in absenteeism, lost time, etc.

Following the submission of the evaluation request form, a qualified member of the CSU ergonomics team will be in touch to coordinate a time and day for the ergonomic evaluation.

CSU Office of Risk Management & Insurance Ergonomics Program offers two levels of industrial ergonomic evaluations.

Industrial Ergonomic Evaluations

Two levels of industrial ergonomic evaluations are available.

Industrial Questionnaire for Employees

This questionnaire is designed to be completed by EMPLOYEES seeking an evaluation of their own workstation, job, job tasks, etc. The questionnaire asks the employee to include demographic and job information, select the type of ergonomic evaluation preferred, evaluation time and day preferences, etc.

Although not mandatory, completion of this form will help the ergonomics team with data collection and report generation.

Industrial Questionnaire for Managers/Supervisors

This questionnaire is designed to be completed by a MANAGER/SUPERVISOR requesting an evaluation of a workstation, job, job tasks, etc. performed by an employee or group of employees working in their department/unit. As part of the manager/supervisor industrial ergonomic evaluation request, it is also preferable to have employees performing job tasks complete a Symptom Survey.

Managers/supervisors should ask for their employees’ perspective on which job tasks may need to be evaluated in order for the CSU ergonomics team to better identify the onset and nature of potential problem areas within that job or task. This will allow for further ergonomic analysis to be conducted with one of the primary goals being to minimize the risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. 

Employees that are part of a larger departmental unit ergonomic evaluation requested by a manager/supervisor, should ideally complete the Symptom Survey. Employees should be as accurate as possible when completing this survey.

Although not mandatory, completion of this form will help the ergonomics team with data collection and report generation.

Additional Industrial Ergonomics Resources

Contact CSU Ergonomics
(970) 491-2724