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How Performing Ergonomic Evaluations Can Advance Your Career

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on March 29, 2018

After many years in the ergonomics industry, more than 25 now, I find myself wanting to share the experiences I've had as a professional ergonomist. Sharing as a mentor allows me to create and pass on my legacy, as my mentors before me.

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The Role of Job Analyses in Creating ADA Compliant Job Descriptions

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on January 18, 2018

In today’s litigious employment environment, it’s critical employers have ADA compliant job descriptions reflecting the way employees truly work. With so many new laws and regulations every year, it makes sense to review your job descriptions to assure they’re accurate and up to date.

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Sitting Preferences Aid in Chair Selection and Fit

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on September 13, 2017

Are your employees constantly complaining about their chairs? Are you routinely guessing at what chairs to buy employees, using cost to drive your selection? Or perhaps you’ve experienced a high volume of seated work injuries?

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Worksite International Ergonomics Process Member Portal is Ready!

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on July 26, 2017

After many months of hard work and preparation, our member portal is ready! I’m so excited to bring our robust ergonomics process tools and strategies found in the Worksite International Ergonomics Process (WIEP) to employers who are interested to launch and use an easy, sustainable, organizational process designed to prevent injuries, improve employee productivity and save thousands in claim avoidance.

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Are Your Ergonomic Reports Transparent?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on June 21, 2017

Where does your company stand when it comes to transparency in sharing your individual ergonomic assessment reports with employees? Are you transparent in your process or are you keeping the results to yourself? If you aren’t sharing the results of your ergonomic assessments with your employees, what are your concerns? You just might be missing a golden opportunity and here’s why!

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Could Sitting at Work Be a Presumptive Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on April 17, 2017

Hear me out…. I know what you are thinking, “Really?” “Yes, Really!”.

The reason I propose this question is because of the preponderance of evidence around the health impacts of sitting, our seated work-life style and trends in workers’ compensation.

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Rethinking the Ergonomic Chair for the Chair Addict in All of Us

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on February 3, 2017

I know we have come a long way in ergonomic chair furniture design. The mechanisms are smoother, more intuitive to our bodies, improved fabric and cushion comfort, more sustainable, but when is someone going to make a "smart chair" for all us chair addicts?

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The Future of Productivity: New Ways of Working for a New Year

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on January 17, 2017

We made it to 2017… of course! But what’s in store for us in the business world in the coming months? Just a few developments, predictions and trends come to mind:

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6 Effective Strategies for Self-Care

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on October 15, 2016

As a Physical Therapist, I’ve treated people with occupational and non- occupational musculoskeletal injuries for the last 30 years. Many of the employees I’ve helped in the workplace reported experiencing early discomfort but chose to wait to report their concerns to their employer. By the time they reported their problem, they had a full blown (neuro) musculoskeletal disorder requiring weeks of medical care and even time off from work. With knowledge of self-care, many of these disorders could have been prevented!

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If you can’t measure it, you can’t quantify it, therefore you are guessing!

Posted by Alison Heller-Ono on September 9, 2016

The purchase and implementation of your ergonomic chairs shouldn’t be a guess! Yet, I’ve seen over and over how many employers seem to do just that… guess. Random selection based on pictures in a catalog or based on an arbitrary budget and no objective criteria seem to be the drivers behind choosing standard chairs at most workplaces.

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