Probably not! Employees simply don’t know or understand the impact of sedentary, seated work or how to set up their workstations correctly. Office Ergonomics: Working in Comfort is a pragmatic online training program designed for any employee who sits at a workstation using a computer two or more hours a day. It's also vital for supervisors and managers, new hires, remote workers, and even your Facilities, Purchasing and IT staff. You can’t hold your employees accountable to the things they don’t know. Train them in office ergonomics, the most important safety training they need for injury avoidance in the office.
Alison Heller-Ono is a world-class expert in the field of ergonomics, and this course conveys both her authority in the field and a wealth of useful information.
The course also does a great job of making it clear why bad ergonomics is something we really don’t want, and why we should avoid it at all costs. For example, the course helped me see the connection between risk factors and potential or actual injuries, which is very helpful. Armed with this knowledge, I feel more able to observe my posture and physical actions in my workspace. That in turn helps me to be more aware and better equipped to build in good work habits and eliminate bad ones.
The end result is that the learner stops to think and apply the principles taught, to their own actual situation.
“Worksite International has been an integral part of our Ergonomics Program at Ocean Mist Farms for the past five years. Alison facilitates our annual office ergonomics training. Our employees appreciate the interactive workshops and Alison's training style, which is fun and educational!”
~ Loreana M., Senior Safety and Workers' Compensation Manager, Ocean Mist
“Great training session; employees immediately became aware of the flexibility their office chairs have. Many employees did not understand that their chairs have other functions than just “up” and “down.” It was an eye-opener for them, along with the posture tips for their work areas. Employees came out of the training more informed and educated on the principles of ergonomics.”
~ Oscar C., Safety and Compliance Specialist, Ocean Mist Farms
“The Office Ergonomics: Working In Comfort online course helped me to get immediate benefits just by adjusting my chair to support my back. I have had the chair for ten years but did not know how important using that feature is! ! I currently use a sit to stand converter and realized that the placement of my keyboard/laptop is too high when in the seated position. I now think this position is the cause of my long-term neck discomfort.
Thanks for developing this informative, well paced accessible course. I have already recommended it to others.
~ Tessa S., Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, Peace in the Seat Therapy Services
"Office Ergonomics: Working in Comfort is a phenomenal presentation! It allowed us to recognize that although equipment is a large factor, our posture and responsibility to stretch is also very important.
I loved her onsite ergo-coaching after the training. Alison went above and beyond to really investigate the area and propose new ideas for office set up and equipment. After everything, she taught me so much and I am very appreciative of the passion she has to help others."
~ Joleen C., Economic Success Manager, UpValley Family Centers