Ergonomics courses provide updated evidence-based information on important topics across the broad scope of issues that can affect biomechanical health.


Courses may provide continuing education credits for nurses, physical therapists, industrial hygienists and safety professionals. Please check individual course listings for education credits.


A previous 2016 course was “The Science of Sitting” which addressed the nature of the health problems to sit or stand, and provided ergonomic solutions.


Current Webinar


Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:30am to 11:45am

Title: The Latest Research on Sit Stand Workstations

Speaker: Carisa Harris-Adamson PhD, CPE, PT, Director, UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Research Graduate Training Program




At completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the latest research findings about sit stand workstations
  • Identify best practices for use of sit stand workstations


Dr. Harris is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at  UC San Francisco and in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. She is also the Director of the UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program. Dr. Harris’ current research ranges from  epidemiological studies on healthy worker survivor bias in the assessment of physical, personal and work psychosocial factors associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and subsequent work disability to the development of personal monitoring devices to quantify physical exposures on the individual level.  She also collaborates on numerous other projects at the UC Ergonomics lab that explore the ergonomic improvements for endoscopists, hand-arm computer interactions (gestures), work related cardiovascular strain, sedantarianism and the impact of exoskeleton devices on manual material handlers.

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