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The findings of last month's Wellness & Ergonomics survey paint a clear picture - since WFH became standard, bad work habits have spiked. As a result, issues like neck pain, eye strain, and lower back pain are rapidly on the rise. How can we optimize our new ways of working for daily comfort and long-term health? To answer that, we're thrilled to welcome world-renowned author and ergonomics expert Dr. Alan Hedge for a deep dive into the science of design and work ergonomics.
For more than a century, human–centered design has been our dominant innovation process. Almost everything we've designed, we've designed as discrete objects for the benefit of humans, rather than thinking of our inventions as part of ecologies that must sustain all of life. In these times of complex, interrelated global challenges, designer Bruce Mau believes life–centered design offers a clear path towards identifying the full context of our problems and developing innovative, sustainable, and holistic solutions.
If you're looking to take your game to the next level, start with your setup. On September 27th, join avid gamer and mental health advocate Braelyn (@flufffymonkey) and world–renowned ergonomist Dr. Alan Hedge for our “Level Up Gaming Q&A Series” happening live on Twitch. They'll be answering all your questions about optimizing your gaming setup for maximum comfort, function, and long-term health – helping you play and perform better.
Today, nearly every company claims a position on sustainability – as they should. From countless stats to catchy headlines, though, it can be tricky for a professional or consumer to sift through what's real and what's noise. How can you be sure a company is earnest in their efforts to better our world? How can you be sure real action and progress is being made? What are the red flags and questions to ask to fact check and unveil the truth? And, most importantly, how can your informed decisions contribute to necessary, and critical, improvement?
In this webinar, Roddy Clarke, Design Writer for The Financial Times and Forbes, and Jane Abernethy, CSO at Humanscale, will take a deep dive into the art of navigating through a world of greenwashing, the power of transparent communication, and the steps to take in understanding a company's true impact.
This webinar will offer interior designers and other design professionals the tools and info needed to create a healthy and effective home office. We'll also share a few products that will appeal to aesthetes and ergonomics experts alike.
Moderated by home design expert and author Sophie Donelson, panelists Samantha Josaphat, Founder & Principal of Studio 397, and Elizabeth Margles, Chief Marketing Officer of Humanscale, will share purposeful solutions and strategies to set clients up for success.
Increased transparency enables business leaders to enact meaningful change while also empowering consumers to make more informed decisions. Transparency can be a powerful tool for improving business and protecting people and the planet.
In this webinar, industry experts spanning furniture, food, fashion, and retail will discuss the value of material transparency and its implications for the future of these sectors.
The urgent message underscored by the international report on the climate crisis, and unprecedented droughts and wildfire seasons is startlingly clear: every individual and organization, at every level of society, must take meaningful and immediate action to help ensure a healthy future. Join the live conversation as we speak with Rita Kampalath, Sustainability Program Director for the Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office, to learn about the intersecting issues of climate change and water scarcity, and the roles we can play as individuals, businesses, and organizations to create positive changes through policy and actions.
At the beginning of the pandemic, WFH was praised as the future of work. However, as we near the hopeful end of the pandemic, mindsets around ideal work styles are shifting. Between exclusively working from home, returning to the traditional office or adopting a hybrid model, there is much to consider for both employers (and employees) before deciding one way or another.
In this webinar, Jack Kelly, an expert on recruiting and retaining employee talent, will weigh in on several aspects to consider when it comes to the different work styles, citing both recent research and trends. Can companies achieve efficiency and work/life balance with the hybrid model? What are some of the pitfalls to remote working and can they be avoided? And what will employees expect from their employers in this new work era? Following the 45–minute presentation, there will be a 15–minute live Q&A.
It's been a year since the pandemic forever changed our lives. Thankfully, we now have a number of effective vaccines being distributed, and we're clearly approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. But what exactly does that light look like? How soon will the world get back to 'normal' life? And what will 'normal' look like for 2021 and beyond?
In this webinar, Dr. Alan Hedge, world–renowned ergonomist and indoor air quality expert, returns to provide a deep dive into the current COVID–19 virus, the different types of vaccines worldwide and how they work, the impact they will have short and long term, and emerging COVID–19 therapies. He'll also share insight around how COVID–19 mutates and implications of the variants on vaccines and herd immunity. Following the 45 minute presentation, there will be a live Q&A.
COVID-19 brought with it an unprecedented shift to working from home, and with it, a number of ergonomic challenges for a newly remote workforce. Companies have been faced with the daunting task of managing employee ergonomic health, safety and welfare in uncontrolled, non–designed home spaces. As millions of employees continue to work from home, it is critical that companies understand the implications of this new work style and implement innovative ergonomics solutions and programs that promote employee comfort, wellness and productivity.
The world awaits as this month one or more COVID–19 vaccines will start to be administered in the USA and Europe, while China and Russia are already administering their vaccines. Yet questions remain on how to ensure safety in the workplace now and in the near future as more organizations return to work, not to mention the overall impact on future workplace designs. In this webinar, Dr. Hedge shareed in–depth insights around the latest vaccine update and related scientific research on COVID–19. But as this pandemic isn't over and future pandemics can strike, Dr. Hedge also discussed proven protocols that will keep employees safe in their workplace and protect them against future pathogen pandemics. This was a 45–minute presentation, with a 15–minute live Q&A.
As companies prepare for the return to the office, there are many questions around workplace safety and employer responsibilities. This panel will discuss expectations for the standard of care, delineate legal risks and safety considerations, and share best practices for minimizing litigation risk. Speakers will consist of five legal experts from the renowned law firm, Paul Hastings LLP, and the discussion will cover both U.S. and European perspectives. Following the 45â€“minute discussion, there will be a 15â€“minute live Q&A.
In this latest installment of "The New Workplace" webinar series, expert Dr. Alan Hedge breaks down key findings from the latest research surrounding the airborne transmission of COVID-19, which now shows that 6 feet of separation is not nearly enough. He will also share measures that can be taken both within office floorplans and HVAC systems to bring employees back to the office safely. Following the presentation, the conversation will open up for Q&A.
In the installment of the â€˜The New Workplace' webinar series, Jane Abernethy, Humanscale Chief Sustainability Officer, will tackle the subject of antimicrobials in the workplace. Antimicrobials have recently been touted as the go-to solution for designing germ-free offices. Though antimicrobials can be helpful, there are many details to understand before incorporating them into your workplace. Will any antimicrobial material work? Do antimicrobials contain harmful toxins? Are there other solutions that will address the problem? Following the presentation, we will open up the discussion with a live Q&A.
COVID-19 has moved many professionals to work from home. As remote working becomes part of the new normal, optimizing home offices for ergonomics and comfort will be critical.
In this live webinar, Dr. Alan Hedge will discuss how you can tackle postural concerns that come with working from home. He'll also address topics like indoor air quality, optimal lighting, and equipment hygiene. Be prepared to come away with tangible recommendations that'll help you create a workspace that's more comfortable and productive for the times ahead.
Due to an overwhelming response to Part 1 of this series, Dr. Hedge returns in a live webinar to provide up-to-the-minute insights and address many of the questions submitted at the end of the first one.
Following the presentation, additional time will be allocated for Q&A to answer any specific concerns and questions.
In this webinar, Dr. Alan Hedge, Professor Emeritus, PhD, CPE, C.Erg.HF and Sergio Silva, Humanscale Design Director spoke on how to prepare for bringing your workforces back to the office. While COVID-19 will undoubtedly impact the way we work, the resulting need of healthy, supportive workplace environments is no different. Together, we'll rise to the challenge of designing for this new normal.
They shared how the workplace will evolve over the short and long term, what employees will expect, and tangible solutions to create healthy and productive work spaces. Following the presentation, there was a Q&A to address any of specific concerns and questions.