The work performed by Ergowork included analysis of various laboratory tasks involved in testing and analysing for water quality and forensic purposes. The design of workstations, benches, tools to assist certain repetitive tasks and assisting by way of workplace assessments of injured individuals.
Laboratory ergonomics extends to working postures for microscopy and other benchtop equipment, handling of testing vessels, visual demands, highly repetitive pipetting and other tasks. Solutions focussed on mechanisation of certain equipment, such as suitable powered pipetting equipment, specialised posture supports and bench designs, lighting, seating and layout.
Other laboratory ergonomics work has been done at the Powerlink Oil Testing Laboratory and the Caltex Lytton Refinery laboratory.