Understanding key ergonomic principles and risk factors specific to Office Ergonomics is critical to implementing an effective Ergonomic Injury Prevention Program in the office. This training program educates participants on these principles which permits them to act as internal evaluators. Following this training program, participants will be able to identify areas of risk, adjust equipment, and identify additional solutions.
Ergonomics within the office environment are reviewed including various methods of setting up workstations with the chair, keyboard/mouse, monitors, and document placement. In addition to the theoretical concepts
covered, attendees will participate in a hands-on mentored assessment using on-site workstations. Utilization of the mock-up stations will permit mentored assessments with the opportunity to apply the principles and concepts reviewed during the in-class based session.
- Highlight what ergonomics is and why it’s important
- Identify the principles of office ergonomics
- Education on ideal setup for office equipment
- Review of workstation evaluation template to teach trainees’ how to set up and evaluation computer workstations independently based on ergonomic guidelines
- Provide hands-on mentored assessments using on-site client workstations
Ideal to create some internal ‘experts’ in office ergonomics to complete baseline office ergonomic assessments. Ideal for supervisors, managers, HR professionals, and/or safety representatives.
Legislative, Guideline or Standard Reference
WSIB MSD Prevention Program
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard
OSHA s. 25. (2)(h)
BIFMA (Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association)