Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary science that adapts the employee’s work environment, work tools, and activities to the employee. Ergonomics maximizes job function and productivity of the employee while preventing injuries, improving employee comfort, promoting return to work after an injury, and accommodating an employee with injuries or disabilities to perform his/her work tasks.

To request an Ergonomic Evaluation, follow the instructions below.

Requesting an ergonomic evaluation involves the following two-step online process:

Step 1: Self-Evaluation – an online self-evaluation must be completed. Upon completion, results will be provided via email and recommended self-adjustments must be implemented.
Step 2: In-person Ergonomic Evaluation Request – if the recommended self-adjustments are found to be unsatisfactory, a request for an in-person ergonomic evaluation from an Occupational Therapist can be submitted 8 hours after completing the self-evaluation.

To complete the required process click on following link and use your USC NetID account to login. NOTE: Ensure that you are connected to the USC network through one of the following: 

  • VPN
    • Use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client App for the desktop/laptop to connect to the university. To install on your computer, please follow instructions for Windows or Mac. Once installed and connected to USC SSL VPN, click on the Ergonomic Self-Evaluation Link below.
  • Remote desktop
  • Computer/workstation on USC premises

Ergonomic Self-Evaluation Link