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Office Ergonomics: Meeting the Needs of the Office Worker (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Mitchell Voss, OTD, MBA, OTR

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Financial: Mitchell Voss receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Mitchell Voss has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

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This course will provide an introduction to ergonomics as it relates to managing the setup of the office worker. Multiple ergonomic assessments that could be implemented to use within an office ergonomics program will be identified, and education on how to utilize them will be completed. The webinar will detail common risk factors of poor office ergonomics and how to make recommendations and adjustments to assist in improving productivity and decreasing pain. Case studies will be evaluated to determine the effectiveness of interventions and their positive impacts on the office worker. The intended audience includes athletic trainers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists in both the hospital and outpatient settings.

Meet Your Instructor

Mitchell Voss, OTD, MBA, OTR

Mitchell Voss is an occupational therapist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he specializes in the efficient return-to-work facilitation of injured workers. His clinical caseload also includes individuals with hand and upper extremity injuries. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Carroll University in 2010, a Master of…

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1. The Role of Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a multifactorial term with wide-ranging implementations. In this chapter, the three main types of ergonomics (physical, organizational, and cognitive) and the hierarchy of controls that exist within the landscape of ergonomics will be discussed. Benefits of an ergonomics program, including cost savings, increased productivity, and fewer pain complaints, will be reviewed.

2. Ergonomics in the Office Setting

The identification of the organization of work, along with psychosocial factors and individual factors, plays a role in pain development and job satisfaction. Increased physical stress can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and decreased function. This chapter will review the assessments that are most applicable for office ergonomics, such as the RULA, the ROSA, and the utilization of clinical observations.

3. Improving the Office Environment

This chapter will review strategies to implement in the office setting to decrease the risk for pain and improve function.

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