Disability Services Office


Ergonomics is the practice of fitting a job to the employee so work can be performed without harmful strain or injury. The primary goal of ergonomics is to reduce or eliminate the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Most ergonomic requests can be handled through your department.

UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides guidance on ergonomics issues. For further information, contact EH&S at 206-543-7388 or visit the EH&S ergonomics page.

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort while performing your job duties, contact your health-care provider. If the pain and discomfort is job-related, report the issue to your supervisor as soon as possible, and follow the UW accidents and injuries reporting process.

If you have a current disability or serious medical condition, submit a disability accommodation request to the Disability Services Office.