The SFU Ergonomics Program consists of an Ergonomics Policy, consultation on purchasing furniture and equipment, awareness training and workstation assessments. An Ergonomics Committee ensure that ergonomically correct office furniture and seating are available for purchase.

Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI)

Work-related MSI may be caused or aggravated by work activities.

Signs and symptoms of MSI

Signs can be seen (swelling/redness), symptoms are invisible (tingling/numbness). Without training, an employee may use a proper workstation incorrectly and can develop signs or symptoms.


To prevent work related MSI, SFU relies on supervisors.

A supervisor whose employee reports, or who notices an employee with signs or symptoms of MSI, should request a workstation assessment immediately.

Employees, who experience signs or symptoms of MSI, must report this to their immediate supervisor.