Chair Assessment Training®

Learn the art of chair selection and the science of chair fitting. Online class begins November 5, 2018.

Manage Your Ergonomic Chairs; 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 under appreciated by all. 

In this 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"
  • Demonstrate how to perform a chair fitting leading to certification as a Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp)
  • And much more!

Sign up for the course today. Learn how to minimize the risk of injury from faulty office chairs and create a comfortable, healthy, and productive workplace. Seats are limited to 16 participants.

Six Week Training Program Overview

Offered Online and Live

Six Week Training Program Overview

Participate in five (5) one hour live online sessions leading to one live workshop for engaging discussions and weekly exercises. Starts Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 @ 11-12 pm PST.

  • Nov. 5: Chairs are the Foundation to Good Ergonomics
  • Nov. 12: The Anatomy and Physiology of Ergonomic Chairs
  • Nov. 19: The Worksite International Chair Assessment System
  • Nov. 26: Chair Selection and Buying Strategies
  • Dec. 3: Chair Investment- You Get What You Pay For!
  • Dec 10: *Live 1/2 Day Workshop in Cupertino, CA! The Art and Science of Chair Fitting

Participants who complete the online and live course requirements or just the live training will become certified as a Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp) using the Worksite International Chair Assessment System. 

*Recommended for participants with two years of ergonomics experience; possess ergo evaluator certification or previously completed a WI course (DIY or CAS online)

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

Chair Assessment System (CAS)®

Chair Assessment System (CAS)®

Available for participants who attend the online workshop series.

With the CAS®, you'll be able to inventory and assess the mechanics of your chairs and determine if they are fit for continued use, need to be repaired and refurbished, or replaced before they fail and cause harm to employees in the workplace. It includes:

  • Chair Assessment Tool (CAT) to assess the quality of your chairs in the field
  • Chair Assessment Inventory Database 
  • Dashboard with critical analytics 
  • Chair Standards Policy and Procedure
  • Instructions on how to use the CAS® 
  • One year support, maintenance and upgrades 

CAS® is an Excel and PDF program designed for PC use only. 

Chair Fitting System®

Available for participants who attend the live workshop.

  • Chair Assessment and Fitting Procedure
  • Chair Fitting Request form
  • Chair Fitting Evaluation report- no chair lab
  • Chair Fitting Evaluation report- for chair lab
  • Diagram for Chair Fitting

Live workshop held at Cal-Ergonomics, Cupertino, CA

Other Resources and Tools

Available for all participants.

  • Weekly exercises to build your knowledge and skills
  • Training and mentorship support from Alison Heller-Ono
  • [Video] Instructions on the 6 primary components to evaluate when assessing a chair
  • [Video] Live example of evaluating 3 different chairs
  • And much more!

Training Program Registration

Training Program Registration

The CAS training® is facilitated by Alison Heller-Ono, President of Worksite International, MSPT, CDA, CASp, CIE, CPE, and CMC. Alison has been assessing seated workers for over 25 years! Join Alison as she shares her knowledge and experience in understanding the seated worker and the ergonomic chair. 

Participants who complete all the course requirements will become certified as a Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp)!

Three options to choose from at special "Pilot" price:

  1. Online Training Sessions (once a week x 5 weeks, 60-90 minutes each; recorded) : $197.00
  2.  *Live 1/2 day Workshop Only: $497.00
    Live workshop held at Cal-Ergonomics, Cupertino, CA
  3. Both Online Training Sessions (once a week) & One *Live Workshop: $597.00

*Recommended for participants with two years of ergonomics experience; possess ergo evaluator certification or previously completed a WI course (DIY or CAS online)

Annual Renewal:

After your first year, an annual renewal to maintain your license and certification is required, and includes ongoing technical support, maintenance and software upgrades.

  • CAS license only: $97.00/year
  • CASp and CAS license: $197.00/year

To sign up today, fill out the form and accept the license agreement . You'll then be directed to PayPal to complete your registration. Once you're registered, Alison will contact you with more information about the next steps.

*Program is limited to 16 participants.

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What CAS® Users Say

“Can Really Measure ROI on Seating and Ergo Investment”

“Can Really Measure ROI on Seating and Ergo Investment”

Alison has developed an industry leading application tool to measure organization-wide seating program success. This is a ground breaking program that can really measure ROI on seating and ergo investment with a graphic dashboard that clearly demonstrates the value of investing in quality ergonomics seating company wide. ~ Paul Gajewski, Founding Partner - COPA CONTRACT

“It is Clear and Easy to Use”

“It is Clear and Easy to Use”

I tried your chair assessment tool and think it is a great tool for front line supervisors, managers, etc. to use to get a handle on chairs. It is clear and easy to use. I think you did a great job! ~ Cindy Burt, MS, OTR/L, CPE UCLA Office of Environment, Health and Safety

“Objective Method for Assessing Chairs”

“Objective Method for Assessing Chairs”

I liked your chair assessment and fitting tool because it is an objective method for assessing chairs and the form was easy to follow. It took less time than what I anticipated. Thank you for the free trial! ~ Maria Moya Loss Control and Prevention Specialist County of Los Angeles.

“Alison has Long Been a Valuable Resource for Ergonomics Expertise”

“Alison has Long Been a Valuable Resource for Ergonomics Expertise”

Alison has long been a valuable resource for ergonomics expertise. The product is easy to use, especially with the time and effort she puts into training and support. We have purchased the system and will be scheduling new chair fittings soon. Thanks Alison. ~ Cynthia Schmidlin HR Analyst, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District.