Chair Assessment Training®

Learn the art of chair selection and the science of chair fitting. Online classes begin again in 2019.

Manage Your Ergonomic Chairs to Reduce Organizational Risk and Liability

Your ergonomic chairs are the most important tool in the workplace aside from the computer driving employee productivity. Yet, they are misunderstood, under-valued and poorly managed by all. In this online training program, you'll learn how to:

  • Create a chair standards program
  • Determine whether to keep, repair/refurbish or replace your chairs
  • Inventory your assets over their lifecycle to make objective decisions about your chair fleet
  • Identify the best chairs for your workforce
  • Understand what makes a chair "ergonomic"
  • Learn the steps to perform a prescriptive chair fitting
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation; a Certificate of Completion or become a Certified Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp).
  • And much more!

If you're looking to minimize the risk of injury from faulty office chairs and create a comfortable, healthy, and productive workplace, then this course is for you!

Six-Week Online Training Program Overview

Six-Week Online Training Program Overview

Participate in six (6) 90 minute online sessions leading to one live workshop for engaging discussions and weekly exercises. 

  • Module 1:  Chairs are the Foundation to Good Ergonomics
  • Module 2: The Anatomy and Physiology of Ergonomic Chairs
  • Module 3: The Worksite International Chair Assessment System
  • Module 4: Chair Selection and Fit
  • Module 5: Chair Investment - You Get What You Pay For!

Participants who complete the online course requirements will become eligible to be certified as a Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp) using the Worksite International Chair Assessment System. 

Recommended participants: Facilities, Real Estate and Purchasing Managers, In-house Ergonomic Evaluators and Ergo Teams, Safety Managers, Risk Managers, Supervisors, Chair Vendors, Loss Control Agents, Professional Ergonomists.

Bonus Tools and Resources

For All Course Attendees

Chair Assessment Inventory Database

Chair Assessment Inventory Database

Use the database to assess your chairs in the field, keep track of your fleet, and determine which chairs to keep in circulation vs. repair or refurbish before they fail and cause harm to employees in the workplace.

 

Chair Fitting Forms and Database

Chair Fitting Forms and Database
Chair Assessment and Fitting Procedure, evaluation form, database and dashboard analytics.

Other Resources and Tools

Other Resources and Tools
Weekly homework to build your knowledge and skills. training and mentorship support from Alison Heller-Ono. and much more!

What Course Participants Say

“I highly recommend this program.”

“I highly recommend this program.”

The chair assessment training was exceptionally organized and delivered. I was so impressed by the extent of information and expertise Alison brought to the learning process. I highly recommend this program for anyone wanting to create a systematic process for assessing chair or for just broadening their professional knowledge of chairs. Great training Alison! ~ Sara Taylor Eggleston, Disability Manager- Structured Health Resources, Inc.

“I really enjoyed the hands-on training.”

“I really enjoyed the hands-on training.”

I continue to receive only good feedback from the Hayward Team about the training. I’ve been to several trainings on this topic in my life and I really enjoyed the Hands-on On-the-Job training you gave vs. sitting through tenths of slides for two hours of theory. We will definitely keep you in mind if any questions or future needs. Cheers! ~ Carlos F., Manager, Pilot Facilities and Operations

“A lot of invaluable info for me.”

“A lot of invaluable info for me.”

As an ergo consultant, this is the second class I've taken from Alison; each course has included a lot of invaluable info for me, even after many years of working as an ergonomist! The first course turned out to be instrumental in my success over the past year, and with the chair assessment class I feel I have much more depth than previously in my approach to chair ergonomics. Also - I always love Alison's inspiration and encouragement! ~ Stephanie W., Ergonomics Consultant

“Alison has a tremendous knowledge base.”

“Alison has a tremendous knowledge base.”

Alison has a tremendous knowledge base and passion for this and worked hard to work with this group to get as much information as possible regarding chair assessment as possible in the time available. ~ Andree G., Manager Infection Prevention and Employee Health