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Free office assessments for U of M staff

March 9, 2015 — 

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 what they know into practice right on campus!

This program is now recruiting volunteers (faculty and staff at University of Manitoba) to assist with this student learning opportunity. Sign-up early as it fills up fast.


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 24,  between 10 a.m. and noon.

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

No, unfortunately the students’ timetable is very full and they can only complete the assessments on this day, during this time period.

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, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, at  204-789-3623 or Leslie [dot] Johnson [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.

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