Following is a list of freeware that provides information on issues related to ergonomics. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Computer Workstations eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Contains examples of problems computer workstation users may encounter, and suggested solutions for addressing those problems. Also provides an example Checklist to help identify, analyze and control musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in computer workstation tasks.

By US Department of Energy. The Ergonomics Education, Awareness, System Evaluation and Recording (ErgoEASER) software has been developed to aid in identifying, evaluating, and preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Evaluating video-display terminal (VDT) workstations and lifting task design, ErgoEASER offers suggestions on how to address ergonomic hazards and reduce worker disabilities.

Ergonomics App
By Sidharth Garg. Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. Ergonomics is a complete mobile workplace health solution that offers ergonomic equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks. For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Ergonomics in the Printing Industry eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This eTool focuses on workers involved in printing processes who may be at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) from workplace activities which may require them to work outside their physical capacities (e.g., lifting heavy items or lifting too often, or working in awkward body postures).

Evaluating Ergonomic Programs
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This video shares valuable information and tips from two OSHA compliance officers on Evaluating Ergonomic programs.

La Costura eTool (Sewing)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Este eTool* proporciona a las soluciones ejemplares de la ergonomía específicas a la costura.

MMH Calculator App
By Rising Step. With this free version of the MMH Calculator (Manual Material Handling) the recommended weight limit for lifting tasks can be calculated. The calculation is based on the revised NIOSH lifting equation. This method is internationally established, and is e.g. used by Dutch Labour Inspectorate.

Office Ergonomics
By Workplace Ergo, Inc. . Handouts from ergonomics training courses, including a checklist.

OSHA Search Page
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Search the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) web site.

Sewing eCAT
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Provides example ergonomics solutions specific to sewing.

Stretch Break — Kids Version
By Para Technologies. Stretch Break is an ergonomic software program that helps prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) by gently reminding you to take periodic breaks while using your computer. Every 30 minutes (default) it asks your permission to show the stretches. Full-motion animated figures show you how. After a minute or two of stretching you are returned to your current Windows application. The Kids version is free (registration is required).

UCLA Ergonomics
By UCLA Environment, Health & Safety. Provides employees with ergo-friendly solutions to a variety of work-related problems.

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