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Workplaces have transitioned to working remotely as part of the COVID-19 response in order to adhere to public health guidelines but were not necessarily prepared to address all elements of remote work.In particular, the lack of ergonomic preparedness led to staff being sent home with only a laptop, no other equipment, to achieve proper ergonomic set-up and no strategy on how to get staff equipment should they experience discomforts.
Jennifer McGillis is a Certified Professional Ergonomist, Registered Kinesiologist with the College Kinesiologists of Ontario, and co-owner of PROergonomics, an ergonomic consulting company focused on preventing and addressing MSDs in all workplaces based in Ontario, Canada.
Jennifer McGillis has over 12 years’ experience working with organizations to address their ergonomic challenges through training, assessments and program development.
Her passion is training and coaching on ergonomics, specifically working with change makers and front-line staff to generate discussion and create problem-based learning opportunities.