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Sit/Stand Desks, Fancy Chairs, Treadmill Desks? Ergonomics Myth Versus Fact
Monday 06/18/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn about office ergonomics principles, how ergonomics fits in wellness programs, and how to save your company money. 

There are a lot of myths floating around that “sitting is the new smoking” and “back pain is because of your chair”.  Your employees respond by asking for new equipment. The reality of ergonomics is very different. During this session we will explore the correct uses of sit/stand stations, what really makes equipment “ergonomic,” and the behaviors and habits that affect workplace comfort and productivity. This session will detail how your employees should be working and save your company from buying a lot of expensive equipment.  We will also discuss how correct working postures fit into employee health and ergonomics programs.

  • Differentiate between the different types of office equipment on the market and their proper uses.
  • Learn how to do a very basic ergonomics evaluation and help your employees work with less discomfort.
  • Recognize the healthy and not healthy work behaviors that can be influenced by your company's culture.
  • Discover how simple, inexpensive changes can positively affect your employees' working postures and overall health and wellness.
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Naomi Abrams, President,
Worksite Health & Safety Consultants, LLC