Eirik Meland, Senior Product Manager & Instructional Designer, Mintra.
A recent study by the Office of National Statistics in the UK has shown that the increase in home working since 2019 has directly corresponded with a 25 per cent increase in workers being inactive due to long-term sickness. The effects of remote working are a contributing factor, with inadequate workplace setup and prolonged computer usage causing neck and back injuries.
Mintra is supporting businesses in ensuring their workforce remains comfortable as well as safe in the working environment, preventing injuries from occurring and increasing productivity.
The new Mintra eLearning course on office ergonomics has been developed to support personnel who spend a substantial amount of time working with computer equipment. It is released following an extensive consultation period with a physiotherapist and approved specialist in health and the environment with 37 years of industry experience, Hilde Heber.
The comprehensive new eLearning course provides learners with a thorough understanding of how to locate the ideal working position, prevent and reduce musculoskeletal pain and strengthen the body.
The newly released Office Ergonomics course supports businesses in ensuring everyone receives the required training on how to set up their workplace and has the knowledge to prevent injuries and longer-term health issues. By deploying the course, companies comply with the global directives which lay down the minimum safety and health requirements for work with display screen equipment such as the EU Directive 90/270/EEC. This includes the requisite for all workforce to be trained in office ergonomics at the onset of employment.
Mintra’s Office Ergonomics course describes the common ailments caused by working with computers and describes the main causes of work-related pain. The prevention of musculoskeletal pain not only benefits the general well-being of the individual but also reduces occasions of sick leave within the business related to poor working posture and other unhealthy practices.
The course features a variety of interactive scenarios and detailed musculoskeletal diagrams to illustrate the potential causes of injury, enabling the learner to evaluate their own workplace arrangement and make any required adjustments.
“We are excited to bring to our existing as well as potential new clients another in the long list of courses aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of individuals within a business. We at Mintra are passionate about designing products which make a real difference to the daily lives of our clients as well as their global employees,” Eirik Meland, Senior Product Manager & Instructional Designer, Mintra.
The Office Ergonomics eLearning course can be by obtained by businesses for their staff or by individuals and takes around 35 minutes to complete. The eLearning course is available in both English as well as Norwegian languages.
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