The Importance of Good Work Design to Prevent Injury and Optimize Work

Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Bookkeepers work in many different environments including dedicated offices, moving between multiple offices/locations, working from home or some combination of all these types.

In Alberta, Workers Compensation Board (WCB) claims for professional services show that each year, approximately 40% of WCB claims are musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), costing approximately 60% of the annual payout. This is in line with the other Canadian provinces. Many more workers do not make claims, deciding that their discomfort is “just part of the job”. Work should not hurt.

This talk will cover MSI risk factors and their development. Interim fixes for short-term workspaces and mobile solutions for Bookkeepers who work at multiple locations will be introduced. The presentation will also cover furniture features that should be considered when choosing investment pieces like a chair or desk.

Good work design/ergonomics ensures a proper fit between a user and their work (equipment, environment, and design of work activities).

Following an interactive 45-minute-long presentation, a Q&A session will be provided to answer your questions to ensure that those who work can do so without musculoskeletal discomfort.

Managing People/Organization
1.0 CPD unit
Location Name
Plaza 4
Virtual Access