Ergomatters' presentations can be tailored to your own organisation's
needs, depending on requirements. Courses can be run inhouse at
Following are a selection of presentations presently on offer.
Please contact us with any enquiries concerning alternatives.
Living with RSI
The course is aimed at any employer who's workforce uses computers
- especially those individuals who spend more than 4 hours a day
using a keyboard or mouse. The course can be used in its own right
as ergonomic awareness training, or can be used as part of a larger
ergonomic awareness program in conjunction with existing company
Ergomatters presents the reality of RSI from someone who has experienced
it, which is a more effective approach to driving home the critical
messages to employees than standard theoretical ergonomic training
The presentation can be aimed at group sizes from as small as
5-10 to larger audiences of 100 or more.
The "Living With RSI" presentation is currently being
successfully used to educate the workforce at Intel Ireland.
The following describes the 3 modules of the RSI training that
are available -
1. "Living With RSI" A Personal Story
of Living with a Repetitive Strain Injury
(40-45 minute presentation, 15-20 min questions and answers)
Goals: A personal overview of living with a Repetitive
Strain Injury and key lessons learned. Increasing the awareness
of the hidden dangers in the use of computer equipment and the injuries
that can result if attention is not paid to a few ergonomic rules
- Injury Synopsis
- Pain Symptoms
- Injury History / Progression
- Personal Challenges
- Personal Limitations
- Impact on pastimes and Leisure
- What Should I Have Done Differently?
- What is RSI?
- Trigger Factors of RSI
- Symptoms of RSI
- Implications of RSI
- Example of a High Risk Person
- Avoiding RSI - General Recommendations
2. "Input Device Review"
- A review of good and bad input devices (keyboards/mice), along
with personal experiences. (20 minute presentation, 10 minute question
(Can be used as part of ergonomics training in it's own right, or
can be used as real life examples/ learnings training for company
Goals: A review of various input devices, both
good and bad, along with a discussion on the merits and pitfalls
of each one, including standard mice, non-std mice, graphics tablets,
roller balls, and software options including speech recognition.
3. "Posture Review" - A visual review
of good and bad posture techniques.
(20 minute presentation, 10 minute question and answers)
(Can be used as part of ergonomics training in it's own right,
or can be used as real life examples / learnings training for
Goals: A visual tour of good and bad posture techniques and discussion of key learnings.
- wrist angle
- wrist position
- keyboard position
- body posture
- screen position