Computer Workstation Ergonomics

The Workers’ Compensation Ergonomic Program at UCDHS created this manual to provide general guidance to supervisors and managers on how to conduct a basic ergonomic evaluation in an office and clinic setting. This manual also includes ergonomic news, safety articles, and Policy and Procedures to serve as useful tools for the trainer. Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the employee. Ergonomics considers the capabilities and limits of a worker as they interact with tools, equipment, work methods, and tasks in the work environment. Each employee is different so a single setup doesn’t work for everyone. Ergonomics covers all aspects of a job, from the physical stresses it places on joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and bones, to the environmental factors which can affect hearing, vision and general comfort and health. Designing workplaces with the understanding that individuals differ in size and physical condition is the first step in reducing the likelihood of injuries.

The Unofficial Unix Administration Horror Story Summary

Introduction

This is version 1.1 of “The Unofficial Unix Administration Horror Story Summary”. I put this together for two reasons:

  1. Some of these stories are damn amusing.
  2. Many people can learn many things about what *not* to do when they’re in charge of a system. As rickf@pmafire.inel.gov (Rick Furniss) puts it: “More systems have been wiped out by admins than any hacker could do in a lifetime.”

This is not an FAQ, but more like the questions that *should* have been asked (and answered). There are success stories, and… well… other stories. I’m certain that everyone can learn something from reading these stories.