Ergonomics

EHS provides ergonomic services free-of-charge to eligible UW–Madison employees to promote health and safety, decrease injury potential and Worker’s Compensation expenses, and increase productivity.

** Most Ergonomics services delivery is virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Complete and submit this form to request an assessment report, virtual assessment session or virtual showroom appointment.  Please check back for updates.

Service Requests

Virtual Consultation

Complete and submit the virtual services request form and select “Virtual Assessment Session” or “Assessment Report” for just a report of your assessment without a consultation.

Inform your supervisor or Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) of your request.

Contact your DDR if you are filing a reasonable accommodation or have difficulties completing this request.

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Assessment Sessions

At this time, onsite ergonomic assessments will be delivered virtually. Please request a Virtual Consultation via this form and select “Virtual Assessment Session.”

Obtain supervisor approval and view appropriate prerequisite training(s).

Complete and submit the virtual services form and select “Virtual Assessment Session”.

Showroom Appointments

The physical showroom is closed at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual showroom appointments are available.

To request a virtual showroom appointment, complete and submit the virtual services form and select “Showroom Appointment”.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do I go if I want to test a chair?

Schedule a showroom visit if ergonomic guidance is required via the Virtual Services & Assessment request form.

Off-campus chair testing is also available from vendors included in the campus furniture memo.

How do I buy ergonomic furniture and equipment?

Contact UW–Madison Business Services and your division, school or college for purchasing support.

Am I eligible for services if I'm not a UW–Madison employee?

Some UW–Madison affiliates may have access to services based on availability.