1. GENERAL
    1. Stationary workstations in the office/laboratory setting should provide adequate surfaces for ergonomic arrangement of the computer keyboard/pointing device, monitor, and document/work holders.
    2. Stationary workstations shall follow good ergonomic principals providing height adjustable work surfaces, openings adequate for leg and knee clearances and sufficient overhead space to allow adjustments to vertical equipment placement.
    3. Workstations shall follow the design features found in the following documents:
      1. Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Risk Management, “Division Ergonomic Consensus Guidelines”
    4. ANSI/Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 100 – 2007 (or most current version) - “Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations.”
    5. Desk Ergonomics: Desks that are not height adjustable or have limited desk space shall have the option of attaching an adjustable keyboard and mouse tray or platform. 
    6. Keyboard & Mouse Ergonomics:
      1. Where feasible, adjustable keyboard trays shall be of a one piece, uni-board design, adjustable for height and angle, and possess an angle adjustment knob that does not interfere with leg movement.
         
  2. SYSTEMS FURNITURE
    1. Shall be height adjustable in maximum of 1 inch increments.
    2. Work surface height shall range from 24 inches to 36 inches from floor to top of the work surface for seated work.
    3. Shall provide for attachment of a keyboard and mouse tray / platform as an option.
    4. Powered-panel systems furniture is to be avoided. Components without built-in wiring are preferred for ease of reconfiguration.  
    5. If powered-panel systems are approved and installed, the department making the purchase is required to cover costs for any future reconfiguration that requires electricians.
    6. Spaces designed to accommodate systems furniture must provide adequate power in perimeter walls, ceiling fed power poles, and/or floor-boxes to accommodate components without built-in wiring.
    7. Systems panels taller than 66 inches requires review and approval by Campus Planning and Development.
       
  3. GENERAL FURNITURE
    1. Freestanding furniture and Systems Furniture should be evaluated for height and weight to determine if they are to be secured to the wall using common earthquake restraint practices; 6 feet or taller shall be secured to structure.
    2. File cabinets that are taller than three drawers must include an internal counter weight.
    3. Wood furniture construction should utilize lap joints, dove-tails, etc. vs. inadequate glue and dowel only methods. No particle board construction. Contract/commercial grade furniture only, no residential-grade wood furnishings unless authorized and approved by Campus Planning and Development.
    4. Fabrics used are to be contract/commercial grade (no residential grade fabrics) with appropriate ratings for intended use by ASTM, NFPA, UL, UBC, and Wyzenbeek testing, lightfastness, and appropriate clean-ability.
    5. Weight capacity must be specified by the manufacturer and be appropriate for intended use.
    6. Upholstered furnishings to be contract/commercial grade. No residential-grade upholstered furnishings unless authorized and approved by Campus Planning and Development.
       
  4. DESK/TASK SEATING
    1. Minimum adjustability shall include seat height, back height & angle, seat pan angle, and arm rest height and width.
    2. Seat pans should be adjustable in depth, available in various sizes, and wider than the hip breadth of the user.
    3. Seat backs should provide for proper fitting lumbar support.
    4. Arm rests must be detachable.
    5. Casters should be appropriate for the floor surface; hard or carpet.
    6. Chair bases must have a 5-star caster configuration.
    7. Chairs must swivel 360°.
    8. Vendors should allow for trial use of a prospective chair
Last Updated: 
02/06/2020