On 20th April 2021 at 4PM, Olivier Girard is invited by the NZZ FutureHealth Forum in Basel to give a webinar on the 3 Rules of Posture and their application to working from home. The conference is free and open to the public! Click here to get the link.
Abstract: Much has been said on working from home and its impact on your lower back or your neck… but one question remains: how much have you learned that will help you protect your body on the long run? In this session, Olivier Girard will tell you about a simple yet universal framework called the 3 Rules of Posture. It applies to working from home, to working from the office, to manual handling and any other daily life activity, whether at work or at home. Adults should know about it, as well as children. White collar workers as well as blue collar workers. Join us for a truly empowering session in which you’ll learn how to use and protect your body, right now as well as in the future… Be ready to look at posture and ergonomics from a brand new angle!
The Ergo Lab is where Logitech develops its next products and services. It's a fantastic place, where real innovation in posture and ergonomics takes place.
As a member of its Scientific Advisory Board, it's a pleasure for me to to bring practical and field expertise to the team. To discover more on the Ergo Lab, click here.
Logitech and Olivier Girard join their expertise to talk about the stakes and opportunities of screen work fatigue. A webinar also published on the ErgoExpo website.
Logitech and Erg'OH Conseil join their expertises to talk about fatigue for computer users. To register for free, please click here.
At the 50th Congress of the Nordic Ergonomic Society (25-28 August 2019), we will have the pleasure of presenting the OH'Seed approach, which makes it possible to better integrate occupational health into corporate strategy. The approach is detailed in the article and presentation below, also published in the conference proceedings.
Our method is distinctly global: we teach how to preserve and health our body by improving our posture and ergonomics at work as well as at home. Hence, both employers and employees are rewarded.
To share with you the advice underlying his success, Olivier Girard has written a posture manual for everybody and every day. Very illustrated and didactic, it describes a posture training road-map over 3 months. Each week, a daily goal and an exercise are suggested so that all themes of our daily life are discussed: how to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, relax, sleep, breathe, choose ergonomic furniture, etc.
The literature is unanimous: behavioral interventions are not effective when carried out in isolation. This does not mean that training employees is useless: it just implies that it should be part of a broader, well structured program.
Erg'OH Conseil's specific training method, based on ergonomics and on paramedical sciences, follows 4 main rules:
The training structure is illustrated below, as we use it e.g., with paramedics and healthcare staff. Steps 1-5 take place in a theory room (although the participants are already very active) and last approx. 2hrs. At least 2hrs should be dedicated to practicing in real-life situations.
In the second part (field training), we have observed that the trainer should proceed as follows:
At the end of the training, participants should be familiar with all the aspects of the lifting or carrying sequence illustrated below.
Of course, such training is dense and brings a lot of content. Hence, splitting it over 2 sessions is appreciated, when feasible. Furthermore, participants are made aware of the fact that changing habits can only occur one step at a time. Hence, they receive at the beginning of the training a template sheet in which they can define and arrange their own goals.
The feedback we have been receiving for years is unanimously positive. Participants report to have learned and understood a lot about how the body works, even if they received prior manual handling training. Employers report to see behaviors and culture evolve, and appreciate to receive a first-level ergonomic assessment as part of the training.
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Chris' offset point of view is inspring by the fact that in every situation, he tries to identify a potential for some common interest within the company. He does not give anything away from a business point of view, but he offers a caring vision of management to better serve the company and its customers. Searching for a win-win balance, rather than a loose-loose compromise, also belongs to Erg'OH Conseil's DNA.
Thank you Chris for this unique vision!
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