Request for Sit-Stand Workstations and Other Office Equipment

Requests for a sit-stand workstation, or any other office equipment, should be made by the employee to their direct supervisor. Decisions to implement should be made at the department level.

All employees are encouraged to incorporate established techniques and healthy habits to reduce discomfort associated with sitting for long periods of time. This includes:

  • Standing up to stretch or change positions frequently, planning to stagger work at the desk with other work that involves standing, walking down the hall, filing, copying, etc.
  • Taking walks during breaks, lunch, and time off to promote overall physical activity.

Employees who feel their workstation is set up incorrectly can contact Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) at (203) 785-3550 to request an ergonomic evaluation from their respective EHS Advisor. EHS recommendations do not authorize the purchase of specific equipment.

Employees who feel their medical symptoms are caused by their occupation should report to their supervisor and ask that a First Report of Injury be filed. An appointment can then be made in Employee Health for a medical evaluation.

Employees who feel their medical symptoms are related to personal health conditions unrelated to their work should schedule an appointment with their PCP for evaluation for their medical condition.

Rare cases of serious and permanent disabilities would be addressed by the department supervisor, working with the Office of Disability.