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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Workplace Ergonomics

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

1.  Physical

2. Cognitive

3. Organisational

Heaths take home tips for applying ergonomics when working from home

  • Set-up 

If working for prolonged hours at home, ensure you have the correct physical set up.

  • Movement

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.

Ep. 016 – The power from taking breaks w/ Ben Rashleigh The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

In this episode it’s all about ‘Breaks’ and the importance of breaks, and how breaks can make you more productive, efficient and have health benefits. There is a lot of research that supports taking a break throughout a working day that doesn’t involve any work, or personal tasking can improve one’s mood and support wellbeing and reduce stress.  There is also research that supports that multitasking is not as efficient and productive as when focusing on one single task at a time. So spend the next 15 mins solely focussing on the episode. Enjoy! For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-016-the-power-from-taking-breaks/    
  1. Ep. 016 – The power from taking breaks w/ Ben Rashleigh
  2. Ep. 015 – Choose kind – how the smallest thing can make someones day w/ Mel O'neil-King
  3. Ep. 014 – Affirmation & intention – creating meaningful moments in daily life w/ Siobhan Delaney
  4. Ep. 013 – Injury – stigma, recovery and how it can define you w/ Frances Brown
  5. EP. 012 – What is self care? – It's all about the individual w/ Ben Rashleigh