Osmond Ergonomics eBulletin July 2016

This article was originally emailed as our monthly eBulletin at 11:30 on 13/07/2016. You can view older eBulletins here and register to receive them monthly.

ADJUST YOUR CHAIR – IT’S A NO BRAINER!

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One of our frequent conversation topics with Health & Safety and Occupational Health professionals is the fascinating (and frustrating) issue of why people do not bother to adjust their work chair. For some reason, these individuals prefer to be uncomfortable! To focus users on this issue, we compare the work chair situation to adjusting your car seat for driving, an idea we have recently share

ONE WORKFORCE, FOUR GENERATIONS

1w4gMy recent talk at IIRSM drew together a range of topics and provided ideas for integrated and consistent management approaches to millennials, the ageing workforce and the changing work environment. We have now added the presentation to our webinar portfolio and I shall be offering it as a free session over the next couple of months. For booking details and more information about the content, please visit our events page.

HUMAN APPLICATIONS TRAINING

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We now have confirmed dates for our next courses in conjunction with Human Applications. The popular two-day Advanced DSE Assessors course will be on September 7-8, 2016 and, for a good general ergonomics grounding, the three-day Ergonomics in Practice course will be on October 18-20, 2016. Venues are currently being finalised but both will be at locations in Clerkenwell, London. For further information, please follow the links or contact the Customer Service team.

LAUNCH OF ISO 27500:2016 THE HUMAN-CENTRED ORGANISATION

iso27500I have mentioned this new standard previously. It provides a top-down approach for executive board members to integrate ergonomics and human factors into the everyday business of an enterprise by celebrating and capitalising on individual differences and making health, safety and wellbeing organisational priorities. The new standard will be launched at a free half-day conference on September 1, 2016 at BSI in Chiswick, London. Details here.

BREXIT FUNDING REVIEW

brexitWhatever your view of the referendum, the one current certainty is that there is quite a lot of uncertainty around! Whilst many of our customers are taking the ‘business as usual’ approach, some organisations will be more affected. If you are currently reviewing any project funding, keep in mind that we can offer competitive leasing which is specifically geared to the office furniture industry. As well as easing cashflow, it can also provide tax benefits. Please contact us for further information.

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