Simple Steps to Improve Your Comfort at Work

January 30, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Whether working on campus, at home, or at the local coffee shop, it is important to set up your computer workstation to allow for neutral postures and take adequate rest breaks. The cumulative effect of doing computer-related tasks whether using a desktop, laptop, cell phone, or tablet may increase the risk of chronic neck, shoulder, and back injuries as well as repetitive stress injuries of the hands and wrists.

If you want to learn how to prevent work related aches, pains, and tension, then this webinar is for you! You will discover how to reduce your risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder through proper ergonomics and how to arrange your workstation for comfort, no matter where you are working. We will also explore the importance of movement and stretches for computer users and strategies to incorporate different types of breaks into your daily routine.

This class will be recorded and a temporary link to the recording will be shared with all registered participants, which will be active for one week. Stanford University benefits-eligible employees must attend the live session in order to receive BeWell incentive points.

Instructor: Connor Wilms, CEAS I, CES, has been with Stanford Environmental Health and Safety for five years serving as an ergonomist for the University and SLAC. He comes from an active lifestyle and heavy sports background and has been in the health industry professionally for almost 10 years, starting as a personal trainer and then moving into the occupational setting.