Alison Heller-Ono

President/CEO of Worksite International, Inc. and Global Speaker

Trusted Advisor - Valued Consultant - Recognized National and International Speaker - Expert Trainer - Thought Leader - Mentor

Alison Heller-Ono is passionate about how people work!

As a pioneer in the ergonomics consulting industry since 1993, Alison has used her expertise, experience, know-how and savvy to change the way people work from employee to employee, organization to organization resulting in improved employee health and organizational productivity.

As a trusted advisor and valued consultant to her clients, Alison has a distinguished career highlighted by a comprehensive body of work in ergonomics. Alison has worked diligently to assure validation in the methods and theories utilized by Worksite International through periodic peer reviews. She is a highly respected, recognized and sought after global speaker and trainer. Listen to Alison Heller-Ono educate, entertain and inform you in new ways of working for a healthy and productive work-life!

Community Activities, Appointments and Memberships

  • Institute for Management Consultants, Member
  • Bay Area Ergonomics Roundtable, Member
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Member
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Member
  • American Board of Disability Analysts, Member

Alison Heller-Ono’s Highlights:

  • 2013 Certified Professional Disability Manager (CPDM)
  • 2009 Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
  • 2008-2014 Full-time Ergonomics Manager for the County of Monterey
  • 2000 Awarded the "5 STAR SEAL OF ERGONOMICS EXCELLENCE" for “Train the Evaluator” workshop
  • 2001 Certified Management Consultant® (CMC) credential
  • 1996 Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE)
  • 1996 Certified Disability Analyst (CDA)
  • 1993 Formed Worksite International, Inc.
  • 1987 Master of Science and Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Professional Mentor and Coach in Ergonomics
  • Professional trainer and speaker
  • Author of “Your Guide to Developing an Ergonomics Process” published by Taylor and Francis
  • International (keynote) speaker on three continents including North America, Europe and Australia

Keynote Topics

Alison's keynotes focus on how the science of ergonomics impacts the individual and the organization. Audiences leave with actionable, high-level strategies for personal, professional and organizational improvement. Alison presents live or online through virtual mediums. Set up your program today!


Ergonomics & Injury Prevention

  • Lean Up Your Ergonomics Process
  • So You Think Your Workplace is Ergonomic? Think Again!
  • Chair Fit or Failure
  • The Future of Productivity
  • Half-Truths and Flat Out Lies About Ergonomics
  • Work@Home Ergonomics Virtual Seminar

Workers' Comp and Disability Management

  • Preventing and Controlling Workplace Injuries as Your Workforce Ages
  • Ergonomic Worksite Analysis: The Critical Link in Stay at Work/Return to Work
  • Being Reasonable Under Title I ADA-AA

What Others Are Saying About Alison's Presentations


“Alison’s keynote address impressed and captivated both the delegates and other speakers on the subject of Participatory Ergonomics by clearly identifying the major issues. She also shared insightful solutions in how to achieve excellence via innovation in the prevention and management of work injuries. Alison has been a sheer pleasure to work with, both on a professional and personal level. Her upbeat personality and a can-do attitude made it all the more enjoyable. Alison is a dynamic presenter who is sure to add tremendous value at any relevant local or international speaking opportunity.”

~ Mita N Parmar, Producer for IIR’s 13th Annual National Workers Compensation Summit, Melbourne Australia