Enhancing Ergonomics in University Environments: Identifying, Addressing, and Mitigating Hazards for Optimal Health and Productivity

This paper contains ergonomic hazards and risks affecting both university staff and students by conducting a comprehensive case study within a university premise. The study employs a systematic approach, direct observations, and assessments of workspace design, furniture, and equipment usage. The focus is understanding posture-related discomfort and musculoskeletal issues in the university environment. The findings aim to contribute valuable insights for developing targeted interventions and recommendations to enhance the ergonomic well-being of university staff and students. Furthermore, this study suggested a standard procedure for periodic assessment of ergonomic hazards and risks and evaluating its feedback. The findings from this study aspire to contribute to the development of proactive measures that promote a safer and more ergonomic environment in a university setting, enhancing the well-being and productivity of the university community.