Category Ergonomics

Bears Repeating Again; There is an algorithm to determine if Sit to Stand is appropriate

A sit to stand workstation is not recommended as Mr. T spends time away from his desk visiting various bank branches; ie .sitting does not exceed 34-66 daily; Mr T does not have neurological symptoms which are bona fide medical reasons for sit to stand; and the use of static standing postures which occurs with […]

This is what happens if your company does not have a formal Ergonomic Program in Place?

This is what happens if your company does not have a formal Ergonomic Program in Place? Other external parties and your employees run the program for you. The ergonomic team at Optimal Performance Consultants Inc. Call us for an initial consultation and presentation about the mandatory ergonomic standards in BC and Ontario & how to […]

Strange how Bank Tellers Prefer to Sit at Standing Workstations While Office Employees Demand to Stand

It is time for employers, purchasing managers, facility managers and HR managers to take a step back as the tsunami of demands for Sit to Stand Workstations continues to move forward. A question to ponder apart from the evidence OPC Inc. has written about in previous posts is: why do our consultants find over 95% of […]

WorldatWork Doug Kube Article Improving Disability Management; Recommended read by JESleeth OPC Inc.

Improving Disability Management: Understanding the True Determinants of Work Disability to Create Healthy, Productive Workplaces By Douglas J. Kube, CHSC, EP, OHS-A, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and Sofina Foods Inc. Employers are striving to create healthy, productive workplaces where workers are accommodated after injury or illness as well as contain rising disability […]

OPC Inc. conducts on-going Qualitative Research about Open Office Design’s costly losses

OPC Inc. conducts on-going Qualitative Research about Open Office Design’s costly losses As part of OPC Inc’s ongoing qualitative research regarding office design, we undertook this past week, interviews with 3 employees who work in 3 very different types of companies, all of which have moved to an open office design in the last 2 […]

Minimal exercise can counteract sedentary lifestyle | Toronto Star Dr Dina Brooks

Minimal exercise can counteract sedentary lifestyle | Toronto Star. I went to U of T with Dr Dina Brooks. She was one smart cookie then in this area of expertise and clearly remains so today. Have a read all you sedentary employees ….read this in standing before you head out for your walk would be […]

Why Symptoms of MSI get worse when employee’s don’t receive what they think they need……

Good morning Manager We reviewed the ergonomic report generated by OPC when you first mentioned EE’s self reported increase in symptoms despite the fact the evidence indicates this will place her arms/shoulders into neutral postures and eliminate static loads at these joints. These recommendations in both ergonomic and physiotherapeutic terms (I am both an Ergonomist and Physiotherapist) means this […]