Ergo on the Go: Solutions for hybrid work

February 9, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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Attention: Faculty, Staff and Students

Are you noticing ergonomic challenges while working/studying remotely from home or while on campus? Does your workspace have room for improvement? Dalhousie Student Occupational Therapists are here to help. The student occupational therapists are thrilled to be offering many chances to participate in virtual interactive workshops about ergonomics. 

This ergonomics workshop is brought to you by Environmental Health and Safety at Dalhousie in partnership with the School of Occupational Therapy through the @WORK Project.  The 45-minute workshop is timely and relevant for anyone working or studying from home or on campus. The interactive approach is designed to enable you to identify ergonomic pitfalls and to optimize your work or study from home environment.

Since 2013, the @WORK Project has enabled partnerships between student Occupational Therapists and various departments at Dalhousie, including, but not limited to: Custodial Services (both Halifax and Truro campuses), Dalhousie’s Groundskeeping personnel; Mail room employees; Trucking staff; the Offices of Advancement; Security personnel; Dental Hygiene students; and MedIT professionals.

The purpose of the @WORK project is to provide real-world fieldwork experiences to OT students by providing OT services to support members of our Dalhousie community to stay safe and succeed at work.

NOTE: Those who attend one of these Ergo on the Go sessions will have their name go into a draw for prizes that will support your ergonomic efforts, like laptop stands, palm rests and foldable keyboards.

Faculty supervisor: Karen Joudrey is an Occupational Therapist. She is a faculty member at the School of Occupational Therapy and the Academic Coordinator of the School's Disability Management Certificate Program. She also serves as a Disability Management Consultant at Bell Canada and is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.  Karen has managed the @WORK Project since its inception in 2013.