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A safe, comfortable and efficient work environment is beneficial for all employees. When employees use good ergonomic practices, they reduce their potential for injury. SIA has established a comprehensive ergonomics program for our member districts complete with a variety of services, tools and resources. We also provide purchasing tips all tailored to meet the needs of today's school employees and district budgets. All of these services are available to SIA member district employees at low or no cost.

For additional information regarding Ergonomics, contact Lita Chang. Prevention Services.  Email to Prevention Services.


The following ergonomic equipment is available, free of charge, to SIA member district employees (workers' compensation pool only) who will be utilizing the equipment on the job.

  • Back Belts: Sizes – Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large
  • Lumbar Supports: Rounded or Angular

Some equipment requires training prior to distribution.

Request Equipment


Ergonomics 101 – Fixes on a Shoestring: Keyboard Tray Extensions

PDF DocumentDownload Keyboard Handout (pdf)

Ergonomics 101 – Fixes on a Shoestring: Monitor Risers and Footrests

PDF DocumentDownload Monitor/Footrest Handout (pdf)

Ergonomics 101 – Fixes on a Shoestring: Pinch Grip and Mouse Shortcuts

PDF DocumentDownload Pinch Grip/Mouse Handout (pdf)

The following printed materials are available upon request to Prevention Services. Please be sure to indicate the materials you are interested in.

  • Arranging Your Workstation to Fit You (booklet)

Request Ergonomics Printed Materials


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