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My Office Chair is Killing Me… and I Can't Handle Standing All Day! (On-demand)

Location: Online

Program Summary:

(Original broadcast date: November 20, 2017.)


Have you heard employees say "My office chair is killing me!"? Many employees are sedentary, and even for those that are fit, the solution is not to abandon sitting and stand for the entire day. We have seen the "sit and stand" workstation become common place. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? We will cover the pros and cons of using the new alternative working methods, do some myth busting and look at cool technologies to support employees.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • How and why proper sitting at the desk can improve productivity
  • 5 most important workstation adjustments anyone can do
  • Standing correctly is easier said than done, we will show you how
  • Short breaks can make all the difference, we will show you the correct ones
  • Technologies that make a difference

Who should take this course:
Those who are deskbound, data entry, coders, graphic designers, writers, accountants, lawyers and legal assistants. Anyone that uses a keyboard and mouse all day will benefit from this session.

Ashley Schmidt, Neil Squire Society
After finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, Ashley relocated to the west coast where she completed her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia. Ashley joined the Neil Squire Society in 2014 where she uses a client centered approach to enable individuals to be independent and successful in their vocational goals. Ashley assists her clients in their return to work process through the use of ergonomic tools, workplace modifications, and assistive technology solutions that are meaningful and engaging for the client. She has also gained experience providing services and supports for clients in rural and often remote areas throughout British Columbia.

Nate Toevs, Neil Squire Society
Nate lives in Langley with his beautiful wife Andrea and they have 2 boys, Josh 26 and Cameron 22… Nate has a long standing background in Retail, Wholesale and Business to Business sales and marketing activities. The Neil Squire Society for 33 years has worked with thousands of people in Canada that have physical disabilities and helping them overcome these barriers using assistive technologies. We primarily work with people that have restricted movements, chronic pain, low vision, hearing loss and many other challenges. Many of these barriers can be overcome with Assistive Technologies. Our Solutions division is a "Social Enterprise" that consists of 4 Occupational Therapists and 3 Assistive Technology Professionals. We work with some of BC’s best companies in helping to keep their employees healthy on the job, and if and when they become injured assisting to getting them back to work as soon as possible.

Things you may not know about Nate...

Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane….. twice… from 3500 feet…

White water rafted a Class 4/ Class 5 river The Nahatlatch River in BC/ Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai (pronounced Hans Bye) / Saw all 5 of the Big 5 on Safari in South Africa / Drove 18 laps in a stock car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at a top speed of 132MPH

Registration Fees


Member $19.99
Non-Member $39.99
• Both registration and payment are required for every person accessing this course. You must provide your CPHR BC & Yukon Member ID to receive member pricing.

• Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

CPD hours
1.0 • Health, Wellness & Safe Workplace
All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714