Part 8

How to Set Up Your WFH Employees For Success

Session 1

Tuesday, January 26th, 8pm New York
(Wednesday, January 27th, 9am Hong Kong & 12pm Sydney)

Session 2

Wednesday, January 27th, 11am New York (4pm London)

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.

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Part 7

Protective Protocols for the Workplace Now & Post–COVID

Session 1

Tuesday, December 15th

Session 2

Wednesday, December 16th

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.

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Part 6

Minimizing Legal Risks in the COVID-era Workplace

Tuesday, November 10th

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 45–minute discussion, there will be a 15–minute live Q&A.

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Part 5

Designing a COVID-Safe Office: Is It All Up in the Air?

Tuesday, July 28th

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.

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Part 4

Antimicrobials and the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, May 20th

In the installment of the ‘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.

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Part 3

Designing Healthier Home Offices

Thursday, May 14th

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.

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Part 2

Rise to the Challenge:
Adapting & Designing for the New Normal

Wednesday, May 6th & May 7th

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.

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Part 1

Rise to the Challenge:
Adapting & Designing for the New Normal

Wednesday, April 29th

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.

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