White collar worker generally spend an average of 6 hours per day working at their desk. For an employee to work at their desk in the same position for an extensive period may lead to back and neck pains and eye strains. We want to help encourage workers to practice ergonomics in their workplace. Ergonomics essentially is optimizing human performance by designing equipment and the environment to safely minimize effort. This helps organizations save money, reduce accidents, reduce employee turnovers and increase work productivity.
I studied Human Resource Management at Ryerson University and now a qualified coordinator at the Public Service Health and Safety Association. Being a coordinator, my job is simply to organize and integrate projects with other organizations, as a client representative.
Public Service Health & Safety Association is a non-for profit association created by the three respected health and safety leader; which are the Education Safety Association of Ontario (ESAO), the Municipal Health and Safety Association (MHSA), and the Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare (OSACH). Our vision is simply the compelling idea of “only acceptable number of workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities is zero”. We offer tools and expertise to help organizations establish health and safety programs. We serve more than 9,500 clients, employing more than 1.2 million workers across Ontario’s boarder public service, including the education, community and health care sectors.
We have developed a program that examines and helps encourage ergonomic practice. Our program includes a workshop, employee work manual, inspection personnel and feedback, and the opportunity to purchase office equipment.
Participants will be divided into groups and receive a weekly two-hour informal workshop session. During these sessions, employees will learn about the cause and effect of the...
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