Funds still available to solve ergonomic issues in the workplace
UMHS departments and units in need of financial help to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues can receive up to $5,000 in MHealthy ergonomics grant funds.
Any regular employee can apply for an ergonomics grant for their work area. The Ergonomics Awareness Team encourages submitting an application if work group colleagues regularly:
- Experience physical discomfort due to manually lifting, pushing, pulling, or transporting equipment, objects or patients;
- Bend over, reach up or perform awkward, repetitive motion for several hours during the work day; or
- Experience physical stress or discomfort due to work conditions.
Applications will be reviewed based on the significance of the ergonomic issue, the feasibility of the project, and the anticipated outcome. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the website for more information on what projects will, and will not be considered for funding.
To make grant dollars go farther and support more university areas, departments and units that receive a grant are encouraged to share in the cost of the project.