56. Office Ergonomics

  1. Gavriel Salvendy3,4
  1. Marvin Dainoff1,
  2. Wayne Maynard1,
  3. Michelle Robertson1 and
  4. Johan Hviid Andersen2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch56

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Dainoff, M., Maynard, W., Robertson, M. and Andersen, J. H. (2012) Office Ergonomics, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch56

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 4

    Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Occupational Medicine, Danish Ramazzini Centre, Herning Hospital, Herning, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528389

Online ISBN: 9781118131350



  • office ergonomics;
  • ecological approach to ergonomics;
  • carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • ergonomics programs, office environments;
  • eye strain and fatigue


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conceptual Overview

  • Epidemiological Evidence for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Upper Extremit Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Computer Users

  • Ergonomics Programs for Office Environments

  • Office Furniture Design

  • Getting a Good Ergonomic Match Between Operator and Workspace

  • Eye Strain and Fatigue

  • Mobile Workers: Managing Safety of Telecommuters

  • Intervention Strategies

  • Concluding Reflections

  • References