Dr Heath Williams
Heath has worked extensively in the occupational health and safety industry, firstly with Health Response UK in London and now with Corporate Work Health Australia. He is experienced in the fields of office and vehicle ergonomics, tasks analysis, manual handling risk assessment training.
Heath is one of only a handful of osteopaths who have been awarded the title advanced occupational health osteopath (vocational) by osteopathy Australia.
Heath is also certified as a Level 2 strength and conditioning coach (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association), Level 1 tactical strength and conditioning coach (Australian Strength and conditioning association), FMS and SFMA certified (Functional Movement Systems) and Certificate of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute).
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Dr. Health Williams joins us in this episode to provide listeners today on what ‘workspace ergonomics is’ and how workplace ergonomics goes beyond the physical office and equipment set up, but looking at all the domains of ergonomics.
Questioning if business are taking into consideration these ergonomic domains, or are they just ticking a box by meeting the physical domain? The design in the workspace can have a great impact on individual productivity, way of working and how they interact with others. Finding the balance of each of these ergonomic domains is key to ensuring highest level of productivity.
The three ergonomic domains
Heaths take home tips for applying ergonomics when working from home
If working for prolonged hours at home, ensure you have the correct physical set up.
Ensure you’re mindful of moving throughout the day, whether it be walking and talking throughout a meeting If using hands-free ear pods.
- Regular breaks
Be sure to take regular breaks throughout the day. If you only have a spare hour in your work day to go for a walk think about splitting that up into three 20 minus walks through out the day instead.
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