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Ergonomic Safety Program

Welcome to the Ergonomic Safety Program (ESP) website.

The ESP is part of the Comprehensive Liability Injury Management and Benefits (CLIMB) Program at San Francisco State University. The ESP is a proactive safety program that promotes ergonomics and healthy work style improvements to decrease the frequency and severity of computer-related, repetitive motion injuries (RMIs). The ESP program recognizes the contribution that all employees make towards the safety and well being of their peers. Thus the program was created with the philosophy that:

  • Employees contribute to a safe and healthy workplace and,
  • Employees are encouraged to participate in ergonomic education and training opportunities

With the support of their supervisors, employees may volunteer to be trained as an ESP Coach (classes are held in the Fall of each year). As coaches they will be able to assist fellow employees by evaluating their workstations/work styles and recommend changes. In August of 2004, the ESP was awarded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Employee Safety Award.


The goals of the program are:

  • to create productive and engaged workgroups
  • develop an informed workforce that applies ergonomic and healthy work style principles
  • reduce computer-related injuries
  • provide a service to colleagues
  • acknowledge and recognize employees contributions

Notice: Ergonomic information, training, and services are intended exclusively for SFSU faculty and staff. Assessments are provided on campus and satellite locations only. Most of the information available on the ESP website is within the public domain and, unless otherwise noted, may be freely downloaded and reproduced. Citation of the source is appreciated. Any commerical items mentioned are intended as examples and are not product endorsements. Links to other internet sites are for informational purposes only. Users who select a link to an external website are subject to the privacy, security and policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.

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