DULUTH, Minn. — Sept. 8, 2021 — WorkWell, the experts in preventing and treating sprains, strains, and back pain, today announced Ergonomics On-Demand!, a new on-demand ergonomics learning program focused on boosting workplace safety in office and manufacturing work environments. Developed by ergonomics expert Mark Anderson, Ergonomics On-Demand! provides modular, self-paced training to help healthcare professionals integrate practical ergonomics applications into their practices.
Implementing ergonomic processes in the workplace is critical to reducing musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and helps improve worker performance and productivity. WorkWell’s Ergonomics On-Demand! program gives physical and occupational therapists the tools they need to perform ergonomic analysis and generate reasonable and feasible ergonomic recommendations for intervention to minimize injury risks in both manufacturing and office environments.
“Today’s flexible work environment requires equally flexible learning options,” said Kristen Cederlind, Director of Clinical Services. “With WorkWell’s Ergonomics On-Demand!, healthcare professionals can complete training at their own pace and convenience, right from their computer. Workplace ergonomics are an important component of WorkWell’s Managed Onsite PT program which helps organizations provide a safe working environment by taking proactive measures to identify injury risks and treat work-related injuries.”
Created by Internationally Recognized Ergonomics expert
Ergonomics On-Demand! was developed for WorkWell by Mark Anderson, a Board-certified professional ergonomist and physical therapist. Mark is an experienced consultant, instructor, internationally known ergonomics expert who has developed and implemented ergonomics consultation and training strategies for a wide range of companies, organizations, local, state, and federal government agencies.
Ergonomics On-Demand! Program
Ergonomics On-Demand! presents a systematic approach to ergonomics analysis through interactive, self-directed lectures, a practical “toolbox” full of short experiential case studies. The program is administered through the WorkWell Provider Learning Center, enabling participants access to ongoing WorkWell clinical support as they go through training and access to a community of occupational-health-focused providers for questions and answers following training.
- The course offers training, tools, forms participants can begin using right after the training, including an Ergonomics Risk Screen, a tool that shows corrective steps and their impact in an easy-to-read format.
- Self-paced and convenient
- Comprised of 10 tracks, the learning includes both Manufacturing and Office ergonomics.
- Approximately 10 hours of learning
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) CEUs
WorkWell helps organizations prevent and treat sprains, strains, and back pain by delivering comprehensive and scalable musculoskeletal health programs as part of their overall safety and wellness programs. We partner with employers to keep employees safe, healthy, and productive by identifying workplace risks, implementing early intervention and proactive ergonomics, providing employee testing and treatment, and ensuring safety compliance. Our prevention, treatment, and training programs are delivered by our network of 10,000 credentialed physical therapists who are experts at delivering all aspects of a comprehensive musculoskeletal wellness program.