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Webinar Recording: Occupational Ergonomics Series Part I: A New Era of Teleworking

Telework has existed for many years. The initial term used was “telecommuting” coined in 1972 by Jack Nilles. It is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center).  It is an important tool for achieving a resilient and results-oriented workforce.  At its core, telework is people doing their work at locations different from where they would normally be doing it.  This makes sense when you consider that ‘tele’ comes from the Greek word meaning “from a distance” – when combined with work it means “work from a distance.”

The recent pandemic increased exponentially the number of workers in need to do their work away from their usual worksites. The lack of preparation for this sudden and forceful transition exposed workers to unprecedented occupational physical and psychosocial ergonomic risk factors. In many ways, it also affected the workflow and productivity of many employers.

We will navigate through some of the lessons learned and best practices moving forward to guarantee a healthy and productive tele-workplace.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
  • Explain Occupational Ergonomics Risk factors: Including musculoskeletal and psychosocial
  • Discuss workplace interventions and recommendations to prevent any work-related condition
  • Describe Employee and Employer’s rights and responsibilities

Steven Mandel, MD, FACOEM

Clinical Professor of Neurology

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell  Adjunct professor of Medicine

NY Medical College

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Acran Salmen Navarro, MD, MSC

Postdoctoral Scholar - NYU Population Health Science Scholars Program, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Ergonomist - Bellevue / NYU Occupational & Environmental Medicine Clinic, NYU Langone Health

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Warren Silverman, MD, FACOEM

Medical Director/CEO

Access Health Systems

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Intended Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, other health care professionals and human resources professionals who specialize in or have an interest in ergonomics.

Recording Details
This webinar is a recording of a live webinar fromFebruary 1, 2022. 
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Feb 28, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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