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Remote Ergonomic Assessments & Live Ergonomic Webinars

Bringing ergonomic workstation assessments and training to you Our popular individual ergonomic evaluations and ergonomic training seminars can now be delivered remotely, allowing ergonomic assessments and training to reach staff working either from home or in the office, anywhere in Australia. Whether your team is in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or abroad, our remote ergonomic training and workstation assessments give you peace of mind and provide a practical and cost-effective way to ensure that your staff know how to set up their workstation correctly reduce the risk of workplace injury. Live [...]

Is it bad to work at home in socks, slippers or ugg boots?

Workers should consider very carefully what footwear they wear when working from home. Many workers report wearing slippers, Ugg boots, or even no shoes at all in their home office. For workers who walk around their house all day in their Ugg booted or bare feet, (or worse, for those who stand at their desk with inadequate foot support), the risk of foot injury increases over time.  Whilst it may feel comfortable, wearing unsupportive footwear for long hours can lead to an increase in strain through the ligaments, joints and [...]

02/09/2021|Categories: Meetings, Working From Home|Tags: , , |

The Pitfalls of Working From Home

Since COVID-19 lockdowns first impacted our lives in March 2020, working from home has gone from being a short-term novelty to a long term, (and for some, a permanent) arrangement. As workers raced to set up their home office during the first lockdown in in March 2020, sourcing appropriate equipment was difficult due to a lack of supply. As physiotherapists, we have seen an increase in musculoskeletal injury such as neck and back pain over the past 18 months. This has often been due to workstations being set-up poorly or [...]

02/09/2021|Categories: Meetings, Working From Home|Tags: , , , |

How to Reduce Strain While on Video Conference Calls

Working entirely or partly from home is the new normal for many. Ensure you are sitting comfortably and are organised with everything you need before the meeting. Ensure all items or documents required are within easy reach of your seated or standing position.s Here Consider using a different space away from your main desk (Remember that in the office, you used to go to a separate meeting room for meetings). Using another room or area provides you with a 'mini-break' from your desk as you move to and from [...]

16/08/2021|Categories: Meetings, Working From Home|Tags: , , , , |

Is Your Computer Causing You Neck Pain?

Check out these ergonomic computer tips. Computers are part of our daily lives.Using them for long hours has become a common thing done by many people nowadays. But doing this may result in back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as overuse injuries of the hands, and wrists. ​ Being in front of a computer for long periods of time can cause many negative impacts on health. Here are some basic tips to prevent health problems before they occur... Sit Properly Don’t slouch. Sit up straight and position your computer [...]

01/12/2020|Categories: Ergonomic Tips|Tags: , , |

‘Remote’ Home Office Ergonomic Assessments

Empowering employees with knowledge, and providing peace of mind for employers. ErgoLogic is now offering ‘remote’ home office assessments and training, to educate and empower workers to reduce the chances of developing aches and pains as they work from home. ​ The sweeping changes enforced upon us at this time have left workers ill prepared to work from home, many working in less than ideal conditions. Recognising this may lead to workplace issues, ErgoLogic have put together two ‘preventative’ assessment packages for workers to use independently to assist them to [...]

01/12/2020|Categories: Working From Home|Tags: , |

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