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Webinar: A New Way Forward for the Prevention and Management of Discomfort in Office Personnel: Learnings From Across the Globe

October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The office work environment is changing. These changes challenge what, and how health and safety information is delivered. This webinar will present results of several studies that investigated the physical and psychosocial risk factors for physical health in office workers in a traditional office environment and while working from home during the pandemic. This will be followed by a discussion of interventions to prevent and reduce the risk of discomfort experienced for those using a traditional office workstation and those transitioning to height adjustable workstations.

About the presenter

Venerina JohnstonDr. Venerina Johnston is an Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Queensland and Director of The Good Work Lab. Venerina is a clinician with post-graduate qualifications in occupational health and safety and work disability prevention. She has extensive industry experience and research academic expertise accumulated from 30 years working in various roles and industries including manufacturing, mining, local government, health and education sectors and workers’ compensation and compulsory third-party insurers. Her research adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to design and implement workplace-based interventions to reduce the overall burden of musculoskeletal problems on the individual, employer and society.


This is a free webinar, but registration is required to reserve your spot. Please complete the online registration form and you will receive a confirmation email containing the webinar login details.

For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.


October 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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