Introducing Virtual Ergonomic Assessments

Wed, 12/09/2020 - 12:00
Workplace Health and Wellness Ergonomics
December 9, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, with many UCR faculty and staff working remotely, poor home-office ergonomics and pandemic-related stress can cause health problems. Some of these health-related issues can manifest themselves by experiencing:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Stiff or painful neck
  • Painful wrists, hands or elbows
  • Knotted shoulder muscles

Whether you or your team may be experiencing any of these symptoms, or even if you want to be pro-active about your health, you are welcome to request a virtual ergonomic assessment to help you be healthy and productive while working remotely. The UCR Ergonomics Department is offering the following ways to schedule a virtual ergonomic assessment.

Individual Ergonomic Assessment

Dr. Clyde Blackwelder, UCR Ergonomic Specialist, will conduct the virtual ergonomic assessment of your workstation. To schedule an ergonomics assessment, please fill out the online Ergonomic Evaluation form or send an email request to

For more details, view the Ergonomic Assessments flyer.

Ergonomic Group Training

To help alleviate any discomfort that teams may be feeling, the UCR Ergonomics Department is offering virtual ergonomic training. This training is ideal for teams that:

  • Have employees working remotely
  • Want to help co-workers avoid discomfort or potential injury
  • Are looking for an engaging and useful presentation for your next team meeting

Dr. Clyde Blackwelder, UCR’s Ergonomic Specialist, has developed a very informative and engaging presentation for groups delivered via Zoom. To schedule your virtual ergonomics group training, please send an email request to

View the Ergonomics Group Training flyer.

For more information about the UCR Ergonomics Program, please visit the UCR Ergonomics webpage.