June 3, 2020 Update

Thank you to all who participated in the Work from Home Ergo Consult project. We had some excellent feedback on the benefits of learning how to work safely and advice of how to create an optimal workspace at home.

Those continuing to work from home at this time are no longer facing a short-term situation, and employees are encouraged to discuss their work from home circumstances with their employer.

At this time, this consult is available to UPEI employees only.

Work from Home Ergonomic Program

Welcome to the UPEI Work from Home Ergonomic Consulting page.

Many workers are transitioning to work from home. Doing so without knowledge and implementation of ergonomic principles can create the potential for musculoskeletal strain. Kinesiologists from UPEI’s Active Living Lab are offering free online ergonomic consults for individuals on Prince Edward Island working from home to educate them about ergonomic best practices and provide suggestions on how to work as safely as possible during this period.

The session will be a 20–30 minute video conference via Zoom. The kinesiologist will review workers’ existing equipment, furniture, and work habits and will discuss strategies to optimize well-being while working from home. Workers will be encouraged to bring any concerns about their health and safety to their employer.

Please note, this program is available only to workers of Prince Edward Island.  Those who have recently transitioned to work from home will be given priority.

Book an appointment here

For information or questions related to this project, please contact Carrie Jones at crjones@upei.ca.

To learn more about Kinesiology, visit KinPEI