OFFICE ERGONOMICS CALCULATOR

An Online Calculator for Determining Recommended Heights for Office Configurations

The following tool was developed for workplace parties to identify potential sources that could lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders.

By entering the height settings of a person’s office equipment as well as the physical dimensions of a their body segments, you can determine sources of mis-match between a worker and their equipment.

The Office Ergonomic Calculator also provides generic recommendations to help reduce the risk of injury.

To use this tool fill in the required information in each of the boxes below.

If your are unsure about how to measure, watch the videos provided.
Note:  If you watch a video, use your browsers back button to return to this screen.

When you have finished entering your information in all of the boxes, click the red CALCULATE button at the bottom of the page.

Your results will be provided  on screen immediately.
Be sure to take note of your Unique Assessment ID. You will need it to come back and view your results in the future.

If you have used this tool before, and have an Assessment ID, enter it here to review that report:

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Your Workstation Measurements

Seat Pan Height
(from floor)

Illustration showing how to measure the seat pan height of your office chair

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Arm Rest Height
(from floor)

Illustration showing how to measure your seated elbow height while sitting in your office chair

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Seat Pan Depth
(from backrest)

Illustration showing how to measure the seat pan depth of your office chair

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Enter depth [Centimeters (CM)]

Workstation Height
(from floor)

Illustration showing how to measure the height of your office workstation

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Screen Height
(from floor)

Illustration showing how to measure the screen height of your workstation setup

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Keyboard Height
(from floor)

Illustration showing how to measure the height of your keyboard

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Mouse Height
(from floor)

Illustration showing how to measure the height of your computer mouse

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Your Body Measurements

Seated Buttock-Popliteal* Length

Illustration showing how to measure your seated buttock-popliteal length

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Seated Popliteal* Height

Illustration showing how to measure your seated buttock-popliteal height

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Seated Knee Height

Illustration showing how to measure your seated knee height

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

*Popliteal (adj) – of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint

Seated Elbow Height

Illustration showing how to measure your seated elbow height while sitting in your office chair

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Seated Eye Height

Illustration showing how to measure your seated eye height while sitting in your office chair

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Additional Information

Sit / Stand Workstations

If you use a sit/stand workstation, please enter the following information:

Standing Eye Height

Illustration showing how to measure your standing eye height

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Standing Elbow Height

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Enter height [Centimeters (CM)]

Do you wear bi-focals?

Illustration of a pair of bi-focal glasses

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YES
NO

Note:  This tool is not intended to replace the expertise of an ergonomist.
It allows workplace parties to identify some simple issues that can be easily solved, prior to contacting an ergonomist.

Learn more about office ergonomics using our newly updated

Office Ergonomics Reference Guide

Updated for the modern office, new technologies and home office situation

Now available online and as a downloadable PDF