UPEI’s Active Living Lab offering online ergonomic assessments for Islanders working from home

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Many workers are transitioning to work from home. Doing so without knowledge and implementation of ergonomic principles can create the potential for musculoskeletal strain. Kinesiologists from UPEI’s Active Living Lab are offering free online ergonomic consults for individuals on Prince Edward Island working from home to educate them about ergonomic best practices and provide suggestions on how to work as safely as possible during this period.

The session will be a 20–30 minute video conference via Zoom. The kinesiologist will review workers’ existing equipment, furniture, and work habits and will discuss strategies to optimize well-being while working from home. Workers will be encouraged to bring any concerns about their health and safety to their employer.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Carrie Jones at crjones@upei.ca, or visit https://projects.upei.ca/ergo/

This project is supported by a grant from the WCB Grant Program of the Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island.

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