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Steps to resolve your ergonomic concern at home:

  1. Complete the online Ergonomic Self-Assessment, make adjustments accordingly, and submit form. You can also refer to Telework and Ergonomic resources to adjust your workstation.
  2. You will receive a follow up email two weeks after the self-assessment. You will be asked if still experiencing any symptoms or discomforts. Answer “No” if your ergonomic concerns have been resolved and process will be closed.
  3. If symptoms persist:
    1. report to your supervisor, and
    2. complete the IRIS injury/exposure/illness report, and
    3. indicate “Yes” in the follow up survey. You will receive an email with link to IRIS Ergonomic Assessment Request formand instructions to request an OHS assessment.”
  4. Upon receiving the ergonomic assessment request, HSE will arrange an appointment with you directly.

If you are experiencing any Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) signs, report to your manager and complete an incident report found here, and request an ergonomic assessment by the HSE Division, found here.

Under COVID-19 circumstances:

You can temporarily take home, with your supervisor’s agreement, existing ergonomic equipment at your workstation (e.g. monitor, office chair, keyboard, mouse, document holder) excluding sit/stand workstation, desks or other furniture.  If you take any office equipment home with you:

  1. Protect this equipment while in your custody.
  2. Transport this equipment yourself and exercise care to prevent injury to yourself and damage to BCIT assets.
  3. If you can’t transport equipment yourself, discuss moving arrangements with your supervisor.
  4. Your supervisor/manager will be responsible for tracking this equipment, by recording device type and the BCIT Asset Tag number for monitors, docks, printers, and keyboards.
  5. All incidental costs related to working remotely, such as residential utility costs, cleaning, internet, phone and any other related costs, are your responsibility.

If you continue to have ergonomic issues working from home and must use your sit/stand workstation in the office, you will need to return to work on campus.