Ergonomics 101:
The Importance of Proper Workstation Set-Up for a Healthy Back


  • Presentation Length: 60-mins / 90-mins / Half Day
  • Participant Numbers: 15-500+
  • Virtual and In-person options available
  • Sessions can be recorded for internal use
  • Onsite training available globally: North & South America, EMEIA, APAC, LATAM
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and Malay.


Proper workstation set-up is essential to maintaining a healthy back, as poor ergonomics can cause a range of problems, from back pain and discomfort to more serious conditions such as herniated discs.

In this session, participants will learn about the different components of a proper workstation, including chair height, desk height, and monitor placement. They will also be taught how to adjust their workstation to meet their specific needs, as everyone’s body is different.

Additionally, the session will cover the benefits of ergonomic equipment and accessories, such as ergonomic chairs, footrests, and keyboard trays.

Content Outline

  • The definition and principles of ergonomics
  • The impact of poor ergonomics on back health
  • Factors to consider when setting up your workstation
  • Best practices for setting up a workstation that supports back health
  • Tips for maintaining proper ergonomics throughout the workday
  • Common mistakes to avoid when setting up a workstation


By the end of the training, participants will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the importance of ergonomics in maintaining a healthy back at work.

They will have the skills and knowledge to set up their own workstation in an ergonomically-friendly manner and maintain proper ergonomics throughout the workday. By following these best practices, they will be able to ensure a comfortable and pain-free work experience, thereby supporting their overall well-being.