Ergonomics is the science that addresses human performance factors (human engineering) and how they relate to the job, the workplace, tools, and the environment.

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Ergonomic worksite evaluations

To request a worksite evaluation by EH&S:

  • Inform your supervisor about your concerns and that you would like to schedule an evaluation.
  • Fill out the Ergonomic Questionnaire and submit it to EH&S.
  • Provide a work tag. Basic ergonomic evaluations are available for a fee.
  • Call EH&S at (515) 294-5359 to schedule an evaluation.

Work-related injuries or illnesses

All employees seeking treatment for work-related injuries or illnesses, including ergonomic medical concerns, must first notify their supervisors. Supervisors or employees must complete an incident report through the ISU Incident Portal within 24 hours of a work-related injury or illness.

Contact Central Stores at (515) 294-8484 to arrange ergonomic equipment installations or other workstation modifications.