Nikki will teach you the basics of ergonomics in the office, including how to set up a workstation ergonomically, avoiding ergonomic risk factors, and aspects of the office environment that impact our health and well-being. Interactive portions may include ergo-break stretching and exercises in body mechanics and posture. Ergonomic trends are elucidated and myths dispelled- for example, are sit-stand desks and ball chairs really "ergonomic"? Beyond ergonomics, Nikki explains how the whole office environment, including lighting, sound and design impact employee performance and satisfaction. Content can be customized for the unique needs of your office.
Attendees Will Learn
-How to create a more ergonomic work space
-How to work in neutral postures
-How practicing ergonomics prevents work-related
discomfort and injury
-Recommendations for movement and "ergo-break"
stretching in the office
-What is fact versus fiction when it comes to
ergonomic product trends
-How lighting, sound, temperature and the overall office environment impact well-being at work
About This Speaker
Nikki leads a team of ergonomic specialists who provide services to several major metropolitan areas in addition to providing direct service to her region. Trained as an Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (AOEAS), Nikki performs ergonomic assessment, consulting, and training in a wide variety of workplaces, including industrial, medical and office settings. Nikki’s work centers on the dynamic relationship between personal, environmental, and occupational factors in the workplace, with outcomes focused on employee engagement, performance and well-being. Nikki’s professional work has been published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, and Today in OT magazine.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's in Biological Sciences
- Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
- Certified Brain Injury Specialist
- A-B Tech Program in Occupational Therapy 2018, 2019
- ASSP Conference of Western NC 2019
- ADA Symposium 2019