Global Ergonomics Month Webinar
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Evaluate your workstation: an introduction to a new office ergonomics calculator tool, co-hosted by WSN
Presenters: Chelsie Baizana, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Ottawa; Trevor Schell, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Sudbury
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ensuring the proper height of your chair and workstation are crucial in office ergonomics. Having a suitable office workstation setup can alleviate symptoms and prevent occupational diseases such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). OHCOW’s new office ergonomics tool will attempt to reduce the likelihood of MSDs by providing you with an easy-to-use calculator.
In order to work safely and comfortably, each element of your computer workstation should be adjusted to fit your needs. This calculator will help you to adjust your workstation according to your ideal individual body measurements. It will demonstrate how to measure relevant anthropometrics and equipment heights and provide you with a list of ideal measurements based on this information. To achieve an ergonomic workstation setup, you can use a measuring tape to ensure that your equipment is adjusted accordingly.
This calculator is a great self-help tool for workers looking at improving their overall comfort or Joint Health and Safety Committees seeking to integrate ergonomics into workplace health and safety. Should you need further assistance, please call an ergonomist at one of our Clinics near you.