Ergonomic Solutions, Santa Barbara-based Office and Industrial Safety Consultants

About Renee Chernila Ergonomic Solutions
Renee Chernila, MS, CEAS

Ergonomic Solutions was established in 1999 and is owned and operated by Renee Chernila. Renee has over 20 years of experience in the field of ergonomics and has helped thousands of clients improve their safety, comfort, and productivity in the work environment.

Renee has a master’s degree in kinesiology (with a specialization in biomechanics), a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and over 10 years of management experience in the health/fitness industry. She combines her background in business and science to create cost effective solutions to improve workplace safety.


  • CEAS (Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist)
  • OSHA Ergonomics for General Industry
  • OSHA Recordkeeping

Professional Affiliations 

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • International Ergonomics Association

Continuing Education – Courses Completed

  • Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Training
  • Ergonomics for an Aging Workforce
  • Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
  • Ergonomics Risk Assessment for the Office
  • Safe Patient Handling
  • Office and Call Center Equipment Evaluations
    Improving the Material Handling Process
  • Rethinking Back Support: Sacral, Lumbar or Live Backs
  • Visual Ergonomics and Computer Work
  • Maximizing Ergonomics Program Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Ergonomics and Six Sigma
  • Cutting Edge RSI Prevention Strategies
  • Return-To-Work Programs for the Aging Workforce
  • Office Ergonomics Design Criteria
  • Lifting Guidelines to Manage Back Pain Disability
  • How To Conduct Effective Employee Training
  • Solutions for Laboratory Ergonomics
  • Lean Manufacturing and Ergonomics
  • Minimizing Computer Related Injuries
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation Costs to Reduce Program Cost
    Office Ergonomics ROI: Maximizing Computer Keyboard Selection, Workstation Setup & Employee Productivity
  • Aging Workforce Interventions
  • Ergonomics & Wellness Strategies for the Aging Workforce
  • Ergonomics & Movement: Improving Workplace Wellness & Productivity
  • Ergonomics & Safety Program Kick Off: A Year-Long Plan to Ensure Success
  • Using Speech Recognition Technology to Improve Productivity & Reduce Injuries
  • Ergonomics & Power Tools: Guidelines for Selection & Effective Risk Reduction
  • Maximizing Your Office Ergonomics Program
  • Ergonomics in Uncontrolled Environments: Utility & Telecommunications Work
  • Ergonomic Product Performance & Purchasing Guidelines
  • Efforts to Improve Ergonomics Through Computer User Interface Design Research
  • Keeping Aging Workers Safe and Productive
  • Vision in the Workplace
  • Ergonomic Advancements: From Mobile to Desktop Computing
  • Office of the Future: Incorporating Touch and Sit/Stand into Workstation Design
  • Movement at Work - New Standards, Developments, and Trends
  • Remote Ergonomics, Job Coaching, Stretch and Flex Programs
  • Overcoming Challenges with Implementing Back-Assist Exosuits
  • The Financial Impact and Risks Your Company Should Consider as More Employees Work From Home
Renee Chernila is an ergonomics dynamo. She’s been my hero twice in the past 4 years and each time she was able to fit me in within a week despite our complex schedules. I spend long hours in front of a computer and microscope, and she created specific and effective strategies to improve my chronic aches and pains. She’s energetic, detail-oriented, organized and an excellent listener. Above all, she is compassionate and saw our projects through to the end. I whole heartedly recommend Renee – she’s extraordinary.
Monica R. Phillips, MD
Director of Cytopathology, Department of Pathology, Cottage Health System