A recent study of over 1300 Australian Public Service staff has found that more than 70 per cent experienced neck pain in the last year, well above the average of 12 to 34 per cent. Does the answer lie in improvements in ergonomics like sit-stand desks or in the way that work is organised-or what?
What can be done to make work work?
The writing is on the wall – for employers and workers, work is a $%*& word. How did we get there and just what is going on? This seminar will make you laugh, cry and wonder what will turn up next in the fascinating world of work.
Wendy Elford is a practising ergonomist with a strong interest in the future of work and the prevention of injury. Originally a health professional, Wendy’s focus shifted to ergonomics and future studies, completing a PhD in environmental design in 2011. She works as an organisational design consultant with a focus on helping leaders in large and small enterprises anticipate new ways of working and how these affect job design and work spaces.
This is a free seminar organised by the RSI and Overuse Injury Association of the ACT. It is open to the public and will be highly relevant to anyone with an interest in occupational health and safety.
No RSVP necessary.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6262 5011
Monday 3 June
Room 6, 1st Floor, Griffin Centre
20 Genge Street, Canberra City
Gold coin donation