Ergonomic Webinars & Presentations

Are you part of an ergonomics team keen to keep on top of your CPD? If the answer is Yes, you should check out our Free teaching modules below. Each module lasts 20-30 minutes and can take the format of a webinar or face to face presentation. Within each module we combine a robust research underpinning with a number of practical tips that you will be able to take into their practice.

Module Overview

Ergonomic chair research: Initially, we will provide a brief summary of ergonomic chair research developments. We will then focus on a simple, methodological critique of 3-4 leading research papers in the field. To cater for a range of delegates, our key papers cover a range of subtopics including: the biomechanical benefits of novel seat designs, investigating the effects of chair information on chair perception, and the effects of different ergonomic chair interventions on musculoskeletal injuries, comfort and productivity. Whilst the talk does highlight research innovations, it has been specifically designed to be accessible to clinicians and therefore will also provide a number of clinical take home messages.

RULA tool: The Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) method was developed at the University of Nottingham as a postural targeting method for estimating the risks of work-related upper limb disorders. During this webinar delegates will learn more about why the RULA was developed, for whom it is most appropriate, and its limitations. In the second part of the talk we will explain how to complete each part of the RULA correctly and how the results can influence clinical practice.

Promoting physical activity in workers: The first part of the talk will provide a brief overview of some of the recent headline studies on inactivity at work. This will be followed by a discussion on some of the latest approaches designed to make the workforce more active, including: standing desks, break reminding software, and physical activity phone apps such as Moves and Endomondo. As well as exploring the key research papers within this field there will be a number of clinical application tips.

Tablet stands: With a huge increase in tablet use in the last 5 years, there has been a growth in the number of studies investigating tablet ergonomics. During this webinar, we will review some of the most significant research findings in relation to tablet stand positioning and tablet interaction. We will also discuss some important practical tips to help optimise tablet use at work and at home.

Selecting an ergonomic chair: This webinar has been designed to help ergonomic assessors prescribe ergonomic chairs for clients. The first part of the webinar will focus on taking client measurements and highlight the most suitable chairs for different client requirements. Since there is a lack of research within this field many of the recommendations are based upon our own experience in chair referral. Because this webinar focuses on basic chair measurements it is more suitable for less experienced ergonomic assessors who are looking to build their level of knowledge in this area.

Ergonomic Desks: In the first part of the webinar we discuss for which conditions ergonomic desks are commonly referred to clients. This is followed by a brief research overview on the effectiveness of ergonomic desks for reducing musculoskeletal injuries. The final part of the talk outlines the range of options available and practical application tips.

How do I book a module?

We already have a number of bookings for the rest of 2014 and so please contact us indicating what module/s you would be interested in, and we will be in contact with what spaces we have available.