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Occupational Therapy Students complete Office Ergonomics Assessments
Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2013†10:29 AM

Do you have aches or pains that you think may be related to your office work or environment? Students in the Master of Occupational Therapy program participate in a course entitled Environment and Occupational Performance.  As a component of the ergonomics content of this course, students learn to complete office ergonomics assessments.   They put this learning into practice right on campus!  Currently I am recruiting volunteers (faculty and staff at University of Manitoba) to assist with this student learning opportunity.

What happens?

Two students come to your office, conduct a brief interview, observe you at work, take pictures of your set-up and complete a checklist.  The students write a summary of their findings with recommendations to improve your safety and comfort in the office environment.  You receive a copy of their report.

How long does the assessment take? 

The students will be in your office for approximately 60 minutes

When does the assessment happen?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the afternoon

If I am interested, but I am not available during these times, is that ok?

No, unfortunately the studentsí timetable is very full and they can only complete the assessments on this date.

How much does this amazing service cost?

It is absolutely free :-)

How do I find out more and sign up?

Please contact Leslie Johnson, Occupational Therapy Faculty, School of Medical Rehabilitation, Leslie.Johnson@med.umanitoba.ca, 204-789-3623.

For more information, contact:
Leslie Johnson
Occupational Therapy Faculty
School of Medical Rehabilitation
Phone: (204) 789-3623