Knowledge@OHCOW: Products & Tools for Workers & Workplaces
Office Ergonomics Learning Modules Office ergonomics is more important now than it has ever been before in our efforts to decrease and/or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders. Many workplaces do not have the financial resources (or time) to correctly train their workers in ergonomics, and specifically to identify and correct office set-up and use challenges. Building on the popular Office Ergonomics Ergo Reference Guide, the Office Ergonomics e-Learning Course breaks down the key ergonomic principles of workstation components into modules that allow users to progress at their own pace, while learning how to recognize, assess, and control the ergonomic hazards related to computer work wherever it is done.
Part 2: Revised and Updated Office Ergo Calculator, Anthropometric Calculator, Keyboard Short Cut Tutorial, and Cold Stress Calculator
While these tools were presented during previous RSI Day Webinars they have undergone significant revisions from their initial excel based format to both web and APP based programs This session aims to demonstrate the features and updates of these tools including the ability to import anthropometric data into the Office Ergonomics Calculator.
Part 3: Introducing JobAssess, a New Job Demands Analysis Tool
Building on the Job Demands Analysis (JDA) Excel Tool introduced last year, OHCOW has now developed a web (and soon App) version that will allow workplaces to capture a comprehensive list of the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and environmental components of jobs within their organization. The tool can be accessed by phone, tablet, or computer to assess a job in real time, and thus streamline the process of capturing associated demands. Users can download the results for their own use, or create a database account to save, build from and compare numerous assessments – a valuable prevention tool for workplaces of any size.
SPEAKERS: Daryl Stephenson, Ergonomist – OHCOW Hamilton Andrew Flanagan, Ergonomist – OHCOW Sarnia David Mijatovic, Ergonomist – OHCOW Toronto