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Ergonomics at Upstate


As of March 19th, 2020 all Ergonomic Evaluations will be provided to Upstate Employees via telephone, email, web-conference, Skype/FaceTime or by other virtual methods until further notice.

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Upstate recognizes the importance of ergonomics and the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Upstate leadership is committed to a comprehensive ergonomics program to reduce injury rates, lost work time and to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Upstate Ergonomics Program

The Upstate Ergonomics Program was established in 2004 to identify and assess ergonomic hazards and to recommend ways of minimizing or controlling them so that all Upstate employees are kept productive and free of discomfort in their work environment.

Ergonomic Specialists

An Ergonomic Specialist is an expert on human movement, musculoskeletal function, injury prevention and how humans function within their environment. An Ergonomic Specialist applies this knowledge to evaluate and alter workspaces to make jobs easier, safer and more efficient.

What is an MSD?

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries that involve the muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments in the human body.  Common MSD's include sprains, strains, inflammation, tears etc.. 

Common ergonomic risk factors that can increase the risk of developing an MSD are repetitive motion, excessive force, awkward/static postures, contact stress, cold and vibration.