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Office Assessment

Also called an "ergonomic" or "workstation" assessment; this type of assessment is geared towards ensuring workers can achieve and maintain ideal body mechanics at their given workstation. 

No matter where the workstation is located, investing in an ergonomic assessment is a valuable business decision and a vital component to maintaining a safe and productive workforce.

What are Ergonomics?

“Ergonomics is the science concerned with fitting the job or task to the physical and mental capabilities of the worker.


Applying ergonomics principles to the workplace can reduce fatalities, injuries and health disorders, as well as improve productivity and quality of work.”


The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Ontario (October 2021)

Adopting poor ergonomics and/or being poorly positioned at your workstation, can lead to a host of preventable musculoskeletal disorders. Short-term symptoms may include:

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder and arm pain

  • Back pain

  • Hand and finger pain

  • Headaches


An ergonomic assessment is recommended to reduce exposure to physical risks, such as awkward postures, repetitive tasks, and strain injuries, as well as to improve worker comfort, productivity, and engagement. Long-term conditions arising from poor ergonomics may include:

  • Carpal-tunnel syndrome

  • Back injuries

  • Neck injuries

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

  • Trigger finger

  • Migraines

  • Vision problems

Ergonomic Keyboards

An Occupational Therapist's role in supporting Ergonomics 

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An Occupational Therapist can complete an assessment and provide recommendations to ensure workers are maintaining good ergonomics. They may adapt the environment to reduce injury risk and can address potential barriers which may be preventing workers from managing their job demands and/or returning to work following an injury or illness. 

Good ergonomics can:

  • Reduce costs associated with lost work time in the short-term and workers’ compensation long-term

  • Improve work quality and productivity by increasing comfort, reducing worker focus on pain symptoms, and limiting unnecessary movements and motions.

  • Improve worker safety and engagement by ensuring they are healthy and safe, reduce absenteeism, and foster a work culture based on safety.


**Injuries associated with poor ergonomics are preventable**


Call to book or inquire about our ergonomic assessments and group packages today!

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