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  • in reply to: Patient Lift for Whirlpool Tubs in Hydrotherapy area #40189

    JB
    Participant

    Good Morning,

    We recommend the following line of Tub chairs in hospitals and Long term care facilities:

    http://www.trequipment.se/

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)

    Eastern Ontario Product Specialist,

    Shoppers Home HealthCare – Lift Division

    [email protected]

    in reply to: Lift teams #40188

    JB
    Participant

    It's good to get back to this forum…..manual handling of patients yields one thing…."risk" and significant risk associated with the unpredictable nature of human beings and the awkward and forceful nature of the task.  I am responsible for providing information/education about the products that assist in managing the process of safe and effective patient handling for Shoppers Home Health Care Lift Division for Eastern Ontario.  This essentially means I spend my time in hospitals, long term care facilities and the community advocating for better practices through the use of effective product.

    Major point here…let the mechanical lifts do the work.  Equip hospitals and Long Term Care facilities with the equipment that offloads the burden and risks associated with manually lifting/transferring patients that have mobility concerns.  

    Kind Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)

    Eastern Ontario Product Specialist-SHHC Lift Division

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)

    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services

    Movewell Rehabilitation

    [email protected]

    in reply to: Standing position #41152

    JB
    Participant

    Relative and no guidelines that I am aware of for threshold values..

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Anti-Fatigue Options for Working at a Counter #41151

    JB
    Participant

    Not a fan of anti-fatigue mats…will likely get some backlash from this opinion for a variety of reasons already well discussed in previous threads. Footwear and Foot Orthosis application is the primary method to address the force distribution that occurs at the foot and ankle.  Ensuring employees are wearing approriate footwear is primary and can be evaluated by a certified orthotist, pedorthist, or a physical therapist (AT, KIN, PT etc) with appropriate training in Foot/Footwear Assessment/Evaluation/Recommendations.

    Sustained standing is the primary culprit and it is great that employees are provided with sit/stand chairs.  Keeping it simple is generally par for recommendations.  To reduce static postures, promote dynamic movement.  This can be more effectively assessed and evaluated by an Ergonomist or a physical therapist trained in ergonomic principles.  Generaly fitness of employees is also key as what employees do OUTSIDE of the office has a direct impact on their abilities INSIDE the office.  Would be more than happy to elaborate further if interested.

    In closing…..an individuals feet has specific needs according to the weightbearing positioning of the tibia on the talus of the foot.  This interaction will determine whether employees would benefit from more cushion or support from their footwear.  I will check back to see if we have any pedorthists or orthotists that care to comment further ;)

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Ergonomic certification #39876

    JB
    Participant

    Cindy,

     

    I can’t determine where you are located, however, I would begin by taking some classes from a company that has a good reputation from accredited Ergonomists.  I had the pleasure of taking a couple courses (Office/Industrial Ergonomics) from Optimal Performance Consultants.  Jane Sleeth, owner and a regular contributor to this forum would be someone to discuss further education.  The Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) is the organization with which to gain formal accredication.  Simply google the above companies and that should point you in the right direction.

    In closing, to perform Office Ergonomic Evaluations need to be performed by someone with adequate experience in assessment of the specific parameters associated with this industry.  The industry is always changing and resourceing a qualified Ergonomist (ACE) would be the best approach to gain the most effective applications if required.   GOOD LUCK

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Workstation Widths #39941

    JB
    Participant

    Great resource re: anthropometric data.  Compares Dreyfuss and Woodson on page 47.  Has information you are looking for i.e Standing forward reach 5, 50, and 95% female measures:

     

    http://www.allsteeloffice.com/NR/rdonlyres/3B6AC489-FC78-4B78-895A-0A5D8A9E888A/0/ErgoHandbook.pdf

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: 90 degree arm position at the keyboard #39936

    JB
    Participant

    Gene,

     

    Great reference from allsteel.  I’ve bookmarked this as a good "go to" for a quick reference check.

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Office Ergonomics For Short People Like Me? #40832

    JB
    Participant

    Ethan,

    If/when I get a good chunk of time….I’d love to respond to this request.  PM me and we can make the arrangements if interested [email protected]

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: CTS and gloves #40831

    JB
    Participant

    Jane,

     

    Thank-you for taking time to provide comment to assist with guiding and reinforcing sound principles.  Keep it up :)

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Snow shoveling guidelines and tools #40925

    JB
    Participant

    A great resource for shovelling guidelines:

     

    http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/shovel.html

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Goodbye Denny #40772

    JB
    Participant

    A great resource and utilise his sound principles as guidelines for the majority of my Office Ergo consults.

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Stair climbing guidelines? #40771

    JB
    Participant

    Thanks Eric

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Stair climbing guidelines? #40764

    JB
    Participant

    yeah, I think that is the way to go and then utilise some "mediation skills" to address the subjective vs objective findings of the frequency and overall demand required of the "stairclimbing" mobility demand.  Anyone else had some fun with this one, please feel free to share your experiences….I will if I am granted the opportunity with this referral source :)

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Stair climbing guidelines? #39842

    JB
    Participant

    Closest I’ve come to finding an answer is to calculate "energy expenditure"  anyone else want to comment?

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

    in reply to: Writing job descriptions with required physical abilities #40712

    JB
    Participant

    Here is the link to a web page that I have thought to be a great resource for PDA’s:

    http://www.ohcow.on.ca/resources/handbooks/PDA/pda.pdf

    Regards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)
    Director of Kinesiology/Occupational Services
    Movewell Rehabilitation
    [email protected]

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