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Ergonomics in the COVID Era: Working from Home and Beyond

Minimize Discomfort and Injuries with Ergonomics

Course Description

For several months, many of us have worked from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The workstations we hastily set up in March have lasted longer than expected. Also some of the COVID-19-related changes to our workplaces have increased risk for injuries. As a result, It’s time to address this problem, ahead of a winter spent working remotely or working with COVID-19 related changes in your workplace.

Correcting your workstation ergonomics will improve your physical well-being and create a work environment that’s safe for extended use. Join Gina Vahlas, WorkSafeBC, for this informative webinar and discover how correct ergonomics can help prevent aches and pains from progressing to musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). This webinar will cover potential MSI risk factors you’ll experience working remotely, and risk controls to incorporate to prevent MSIs.

What Will I Learn?

  • Early warning signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries

  • The role ergonomics can play in prevention of musculoskeletal injuries

  • Steps you can take to improve the ergonomics of your home office and other work contexts

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Ergonomics Month is a global outreach campaign during the month of October focusing on increasing awareness and promoting the science and application of ergonomics and human factors. It’s a time to explore and expand initiatives to enhance the work environment and improve the fit between people and their jobs for better efficiency, comfort, productivity, health, and safety.

October Small Business Week

Small Business BC is joining the national celebration of Small Business Week by offering FREE access to webinars occurring from Monday, October 19th to Friday, October 23rd. Demand is expected to be high, so register now to avoid disappointment. When individual sessions reach capacity, we will be opening a waitlist.

At Small Business BC, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. As a result, we continue to deliver all our services online, or over the phone until further notice. View our resources for getting Back to Business, or connect directly with a business advisor through our COVID-19 Support Service.

Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.

Session Date & Time
October 22, 2020 at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Length: 1.5 Hours

No other upcoming sessions are available. Please contact us if you are interested in other dates.

  • Price: Free
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