Ergonomics - Supervisor Responsibilities
for Employees Covered by CUE Contract
Health & Safety and Human Resources have partnered
to make available online computer workstation ergonomic assessment
tools for all our employees.
A simple tutorial program, which describes how to work at a computer
workstation comfortably. It includes the "ABC's
of Adjusting Your Workstation" and "At Your Keyboard",
both detailed modules are designed to prevent injury and maximize productivity.
- WorkWell Computer
Workstation Self-evaluation: A detailed online program where
employees may complete a self-assessment for potential ergonomic
risk factors. Upon completion, both the employee and supervisor receive
a written report, which includes personalized recommendations to
increase the employee's comfort and reduce the risk of injury while
working at the computer workstation.
The WorkWell assessment is an excellent tool to implement the ergonomic
review required by the recent UC collective bargaining agreement with
the Coalition of University Employees (CUE). Under the terms of the CUE
agreement , supervisors must:
Please contact EH&S at 949-824-9940 if you have any questions or require
- Complete an office ergonomic review within 90 days from date of a
new eligible CUE hire (or existing CUE employee that is reassigned
to a different workstation). Eligible is defined as having greater
than 60% (4.8 hours of an 8 hour day) at a computer.
- Supervisors are encouraged to document the self-evaluation by keeping
a copy of the written assessment in the personnel file. WorkWell automatically
generates the report to the employee and supervisor after completion
of the online assessment. Also, supervisors should take appropriate
action to assist the employee in meeting the recommendations suggested
- Upon request, the supervisor must be available to discuss the results
of the assessment with the employee.
- If problems continue to persist after implementing changes suggested
by the workstation assessment, you may contact our Safety Engineer
at safety@uci. edu to
come to your unit for further assessment.
Initiator: Ruth Bundy
Rev.: January 2004