Ergonomics Training Academy

Our virtual training academy is designed to educate and inspire individuals and organizations transforming the way they work through ergonomics, human-centered work design, and safe work practices. Online corporate training and professional certificate courses are open for enrollment.

Ergonomics Knowledge is Priceless!

Invest in yourself; invest in employees with our expert ergonomics training.

Ergonomics Knowledge is Priceless!

The Worksite International Ergonomics Training Academy offers two tracks of learning.

Our Professional Track offers introductory mini-courses and several in-depth courses leading to three different certificates.  Each professional certificate course includes a license to use our unique System of Ergonomics Evaluation for chair fit, office and remote evaluations.  You'll learn how to use these valid templates and tools as you learn to perform different evaluations. Enrolling in our professional courses makes you a part of the Worksite International Network of Certified Ergonomics Specialists!

Our Corporate training track offers online, self-paced employee training programs focused on improving employee knowledge and safe work practices in the office, lab, or on the shop floor. Our courses are rich in resources so your employees achieve self-correction, self-care and safe work practices in ergonomics.  We offer individual or scaled for multi-seat licenses for annual access. 

 All courses are available for live virtual seminar or online, self-paced, on-demand e-learning experience. 

Follow our pathway to ergonomics success. Begin with our mini-courses or dive deep into our Professional Certificate programs.

Follow our pathway to ergonomics success by developing your skills in all aspects of organizational ergonomics. Whether you work for an employer and want to enhance your current role or you are a rehab professional, our courses will enhance your skills and knowledge while transforming your career. 

Start with our introductory mini-courses, then select one or more of our Certificate courses. Focus on becoming a Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp). Then, move onto becoming a Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp); then add Certified Remote Ergonomics Specialist (CRESp) using our exclusive e-learning methods, valid evaluation systems, software, forms and tools. Take one or all of our courses for a unique transformative journey to ergonomics excellence.

Chair Assessment Masterclass (CASp)®

Chair Assessment Masterclass (CASp)®

In this Masterclass course, you'll learn to assess, and inventory your chairs for quality, comfort, and sustainability. The course includes how to perform a chair fitting whether in person or remotely,  for one individual or select chairs for your entire organization. 

This self-paced, e-Learning course includes our novel Ergonomic Chair Assessment Tools to help you determine whether to keep, repair, or replace your chairs and then how to fit employees.  Completion of our Masterclass (Chair Assessment and Fitting training)  earns your certificate as a Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp) using the Worksite International Chair Assessment System. Courses available unbundled.  Learn More

Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp)®

Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp)®

Our flagship, self-paced, entry-level office ergonomics training for professionals awards a Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp).  You'll learn basic office ergonomics theory and principles to evaluate healthy employees who need assistance with workstation set up, chair adjustment or other common concerns. The course includes the Worksite International System of Ergonomics Evaluation, a valid set of forms and tools to get started.  

Our self-paced training is evergreen and open for enrollment at any time. You'll be coached through the 8-modules by Alison Heller-Ono PT, MSPT, CPE. Advanced levels of enrollment offered for an in-depth mentorship experience. Learn more

Certified Remote Ergonomics Specialist (CRESp)

Certified Remote Ergonomics Specialist (CRESp)

In the age of COVID-19, it is essential to work remotely for many employees. Working at home with good ergonomics is not easy. Learn how to conduct remote ergonomic evaluations and chair fittings using the Worksite International Remote Ergonomics Evaluation System. Earn your Certificate of Completion or advance to our mentorship program to earn your Certificate as a Remote Ergonomics Specialist (CRESp). Help your organization's work at home employees or grow your practice by adding this valuable service to your offerings. Learn more 

Step by Step Video Guide to Workstation Setup

Step by Step Video Guide to Workstation Setup

This mini-course will show you the Worksite International Five Step Methodology to setting up a seated and standing workstation along with the common anthropometric measures to take in the office. You'll learn the measuring secrets of an Ergonomist! Includes a simple checklist to determine whether the workstation meets or doesn't meet the criteria for an ergonomic workstation. Earn a Certificate of Completion upon course completion. 

Home Office Ergonomics for Rehab Professionals

Home Office Ergonomics for Rehab Professionals

This introductory mini-course is designed for rehab professionals (PT, OT, DC) who need an overview of the root causes and quick solutions for work at home patients. Apply telehealth ergonomics when you learn the essentials of home office ergonomics to help your patients with home office set up. This course is a primer to our COESp and CRESp certificate courses. Earn .2 or 2 hours of CEUs from the CPTA. Provides a Certificate of Completion. Enrollment is now open for this essential course. 

Ergonomics Business Mentorship

Ergonomics Business Mentorship

Are you a physical therapist or rehab professional trying to break into the ergonomics business marketplace? Or are you stuck in trying to figure out how to accelerate your current ergonomics business?  Learn from me, a PT and Certified Professional Ergonomist with over 30 years experience in the ergonomics marketplace. Join my unique ergonomics coaching and mentoring program where we'll work together to accelerate your ergonomics business. Click here to learn more

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Course enrollment and completion of our certificate training programs includes you in our exclusive WINetwork of Certified Ergonomics Specialists. Annual renewal is required to maintain your membership, certificate and license to use the WI System of forms and tool set.

 

Corporate Training Track

Our online ergonomics courses for employees increase accountability and empower safe work practices for a healthier workplace. Delivered as live webinars or purchase an annual license for ongoing value.

Office Ergonomics: Working in Comfort®

Office Ergonomics: Working in Comfort®

This is our most popular training delivered either live on location or as a web-based presentation to give your employees a roadmap to setting up their work area correctly and managing mild musculoskeletal discomforts. This high impact class is essential for all computer users. Portal is open for enrollment. Learn More

Work@Home Ergonomics Training

Work@Home Ergonomics Training

Our comprehensive Work@Home Ergonomics program consists of our pre-recorded Work@Home Ergonomics webinar, a short quiz to assure knowledge gained; employee job aids and an opportunity to request a remote ergo-coaching session to maximize home office ergo setup. Available as a live webinar for your remote workers, individual use or corporate licensing. Great for self-employed entrepreneurs also. Learn More

Laboratory Ergonomics Training

Laboratory Ergonomics Training

Working safely in the lab can be challenging due to the routine repetitive manual tasks required. Learn how to identify the early signs and symptoms leading to the most common injuries in the lab, along with understanding the ergonomic risk factors inherent in bench work, pipetting, biosafety hood use and microscopes. Learn More

Back to Basics: Back Safety and Material Handling Techniques®

Back to Basics: Back Safety and Material Handling Techniques®

Your employees will gain a basic understanding of spine anatomy and the function of the back so they understand how and why they should protect themselves from common problems often occurring with unsafe lifts.A variety of safe lifting techniques are introduced in different scenarios. Coming soon online. Learn More

Lead the Way: Advanced Ergonomics Training for Your Executive Housekeeping Team®

Lead the Way: Advanced Ergonomics Training for Your Executive Housekeeping Team®

Ensure that your Housekeeping Managers and Supervisors are prepared to comply with the CAL-OSHA Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (3345) regulations. This live one day training focuses on how to perform an ergonomic evaluation of the most common housekeeping tasks and how to remedy ergonomic risk factor exposures. Live training only. Learn More

Preventing Work Injuries for Hotel Cleaning Staff®

Preventing Work Injuries for Hotel Cleaning Staff®

Designed specifically for hotel housekeepers based on the new Cal-OSHA Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (3345) regulation. This online training explains the risks, exposure, and hazards of routine tasks leading to common injuries experienced by housekeepers. Includes employee and supervisor strategies and alternatives to improve work practices. Coming soon online. Learn More

Our Corporate training track is delivered as a live virtual seminar for a one-time corporate e-learning event. Or, purchase a multi-seat license for your corporate training needs. White-label a learning portal to include one or more courses customized to meet your corporate goals.  

Our Students are Thrilled!

Our Students are Thrilled!
  • “Great and informative… new approach to Ergonomics.” ~ R. Flenoid, Superior Foods
  • “Class was great, got a lot out of it!” ~ B. Rodriguez, Superior Foods
  • “I would recommend Alison. She is a great mentor… clear and concise.” ~ A. Puga, National Custom Packing
  • “Informative class….left with the tools to help our employees be more comfortable and productive.” ~ V. Murguia, McSherry and Hudson
  • “Great workshop! Very informative!” ~ S. Rose, Bay Federal Credit Union