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The Employee's Ergonomics Journey

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on May 2, 2022

What does your employee's ergonomics journey look like?

Every organization who has an ergonomics program that offers ergonomics evaluations creates a journey for its employees. What does your employee ergonomics journey look like? 

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Top Ten Responsibilities of an Ergonomics Process Leader

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on April 12, 2022

Our new way of working requires a new way to lead.

Leadership is a hot topic. That's because we need B.R.A.V.E. leaders when times are challenging. With the growing focus on health, safety, and well-being in the workplace, it's the perfect time to elevate the need for ergonomics as a leadership driven change management strategy that addresses the way we work today. 

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Who Is Your Ergonomics Process Leader?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on March 22, 2022

Our New Way of Working Requires a New Way of Leading

We are never going back to how we were! While this is the nature of progress, the pandemic accelerated change in ways we never imagined. It brought to the surface humanity's need to change quicker than any of us could conceive. Everything we do is now altered including how we communicate, socialize, shop, travel, use healthcare, and technology. Every facet of our lives - especially work - is different. 

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Ergonomics Program or Ergonomics Process, Which Offers More Value?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on February 22, 2022

Are you taking a transactional approach to ergonomics?

Let me explain. 

Many employers take a transactional approach to their ergonomics program, buying ergonomics services as needed in reaction to a situation or employee concern. It is the most common way employers consume ergonomics.

But is it the most effective or efficient way?

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The 2022 Ultimate Buyer's Guide is Here

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on January 19, 2022

Are You Living an Ergonomic Lifestyle?

Working from home can be hard on your mind and body. Prolonged, uninterrupted sitting for hours at the computer or laptop in all the wrong places takes its toll on you!

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Top 10 Pandemic Predictions for Workplace Ergonomics in 2022 and How to Prove Them Wrong

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on January 5, 2022

What the Experts Say

The pandemic is unfortunately here to stay for at least two more years says Toolie Garner, a remote leadership expert. Toolie and I spoke recently where she indicated it will literally take the entire world getting vaccinated before the pandemic slows. New variants will continue to emerge and air travel makes it easy for the virus variants to spread globally.

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Set Your SMART Goals In 2022

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on January 4, 2022

Are You a Goal Setter? 

Goals are meaningless without a plan that sets out how you will achieve them. If you want to achieve a certain goal, then you must build a path toward that goal. Goal-setting helps to prioritize your workload, build good habits so you can make everyday count. This blog focuses on two methods to achieve your goals in 2022. 

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Santa’s Holiday Back Safety Tips for Your Employees

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on December 15, 2021

With the holidays upon us, there comes a significant amount of stress and overexertion that can lead to an increase in musculoskeletal discomfort. To start the new year off with a healthy and happy workforce, share these holiday back safety tips with them. Employees who feel well physically and emotionally perform at higher levels, so it's important to support their wellness within and outside of the organization.

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The Downside and Hazards of Desk Converters

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on November 17, 2021

In recent years, the desk converter has become very popular. If you aren't familiar with the pros and cons of these devices, then read on. A desk converter is an external device added to an existing desk to allow sit-to-stand postural changes. A desk converter is placed directly on the surface or mounted to the surface. A variety of desk converter designs are available offering alternative placement of single, dual and or laptop monitor placement. 

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SEFA Spells Safe in the Laboratory

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on November 10, 2021

 

About SEFA

Up until a few months ago, I had not heard of SEFA. It just wasn’t on my radar. But now it is! As a certified professional ergonomist with a focus on laboratory ergonomics over the last several decades, I’m grateful to become acquainted with this unique association.

Having served on the BIFMA G1-2022 (pending approval) committee, and my love of laboratory science, I was keenly interested in SEFA.

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