Who here knows how to execute proper ergonomics in the workplace?
While many of us may be familiar with the concept of ergonomics, actually carrying it out at work is a whole other thing that a lot of people aren’t sure how to do. Where do you begin? Is ergonomics really that important? What if I don’t have the right equipment?
If you’re one of those people asking these questions, we’re here to help! We’ve recently partnered with our friends from EWI Works, an ergonomic assessment and solutions company, to offer you their patented online training modules regarding everything ergonomics. To introduce you to the courses we’re offering and exactly what they can do for you, we’ve put together this blog summarizing the key features and benefits of each one. Trust us – these courses can revolutionize your working experience!
If you’re just really not sure where to start with this whole ergonomics business, this is the course for you. This introductory course gives you an excellent overview of the concept, as well as practical tips on how to implement ergonomics in your workspace. It includes two modules overall – office ergonomics training and ergo self-adjustment. In the first module, you’ll learn a thorough definition of ergonomics, why it’s important and the risk factors that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders from improper ergonomics. You’ll also learn about specific body parts that are often affected in this area, including the shoulders, eyes, neck, back, arms, wrists, hands and legs. Each body part section will describe risk factors for the area, as well as specific ways to reduce said risk factors.
In module two, ergo self-adjustment, you’ll be asked questions regarding yourself and your workspace so that you can receive personalized recommendations on how you should set-up your desk. In other words, this introductory course has everything you need to get started today!
This is your go-to course for all things sit-stand desk. It starts off with a simple definition of this equipment and a description of the different types of desks available (full desk or desktop conversion) and of the choices of adjustment mechanisms (electric, crank or counter balance). From there, the course moves into specific benefits and cautions when using a sit-stand desk that are important to be aware of in order to maximize health.
Then we get into the meat of the course, the information you’ve all been waiting for: sit-stand desk set-up! You are walked through optimal set-up for a sitting position, a standing position and your reach zone. The course then finishes off with some additional tips, including how often you should rotate positions, what types of accessories you can use with a sit-stand desk and other ways to get in movement breaks at work.
Do you ever feel sore or stiff at the office, but you’re not sure what stretches to do to feel better or how to do them properly? In this online course, you’ll learn the benefits of stretching as well as safe stretching principles to ensure that you won’t hurt yourself in the process. From there, the course provides specific stretches for key areas of the body that are often caused extra strain in an office setting. Three tailored stretches are provided for each of the following areas:
Last but not least, our vehicle ergonomics course! If you spend long hours driving on the job, this is an excellent course to ensure that you aren’t causing your body any undue stress. You’ll be introduced to the importance of vehicle ergonomics, how to safely enter and exit your vehicle, how to safely use your vehicle as a mobile office and strategies for fatigue management. To close off the course, you’ll also be taken through some work relief exercises in order to minimize your discomfort while driving. In other words, you’ll be driving pain-free in no time.
To learn more about all of the courses we offer and how to gain access to them yourself, visit our online training page today!
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It is widely known that incorporating wellness practices into your workplace can not only lead to happier and healthier employees, but also more productive employees. This is because when people are healthier, they need fewer sick days and are better able to focus on work while they’re in the office, rather than feeling ill or having chronic aches and pains. All in all, employees feel better and the company saves money. Makes sense, right?
Okay, this information is all well and good (pun intended), but how does a company actually create a culture of wellness at work? What are some practical tips that an organization can implement in order to make wellness a clear priority? To help you get started down the right path, we’ve put together six tips to help you integrate wellness into the workplace today.
What are some of the things that you do to unwind at the end of the day? For many of us, leisure activities like reading or watching a favourite Netflix show spring to mind. You’ve been at the office all day, your brain is feeling tired and you just want to do something relatively mindless to relax. We get it!
The problem here is not with the activities themselves, but there is a problem with the sedentary behaviour that they promote. If you’ve been sitting all day at your desk at work only to come home and sit some more in the evening, those sedentary hours can add up quickly and make a big difference in your overall health.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how to make some of these leisure activities more movement-friendly. This way, when you’re feeling like you need some downtime with one of these pastimes, you can do so guilt-free.
#SelfCareSunday has definitely become a trending sensation on Instagram in recent years, with people all over the Internet posting about spa days and special treatments come the weekend. But who says self-care has to be a massive undertaking, and who says it should happen only one day a week?
Here at Fitneff, we think self-care is important every day of the week. So, for this week’s blog we thought we would put together a weekly schedule of self-care practices that you can do to make sure you’re giving yourself what you need to be at your best. But self-care shouldn’t just be written about – it should be done! So I, your friendly Fitneff marketing coordinator, decided to put the schedule to work last week and I’ll share with you my experience with each activity.