The Ergonomics program at UBC strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. We provide the training (three hours) and material required for reps to promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health in their departments.
Office Ergo Reps are trained by the Ergonomics Coordinator in simple computer workstation set-up, signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up and control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms.
At this training, Office Ergo Rep participants will learn:
- Basic Ergonomic Risk Factors
- Proper Computer Workstation Set-Up
- How to conduct ergonomic assessment for minor issues as well as a quick screen for new hires
- Participants will also be provided with training material which can be relayed to colleagues