Small Changes Project
Discover an always-growing collection of practical front-line resources to help you build a healthier, safer and more engaged workforce.
It all starts with the small changes and little habits that build into self-care competencies – the personal protective behaviours (PPB’s) we all need when working in screen-based work environments.
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Are you a Frontline Leader or Manager looking for simple, practical changes and coaching skills that will positively affect rates of absenteeism, stress and attrition?
Transforming Boring Ergonomics Into Effective Personal Protective Work Skills
The Small Checks To Make Every Day
Telecommuters – Ergo & Wellbeing Checklist
The Small Actions To Take Every Day
Save these videos to your phone. Relax your mind while on the treadmill or even meditating
Documents such as
- Position Paper
- White Paper
- Capability Statment
Small Changes Checks
Small checks to make every day
Gov WA - The Link Between Menal and Physical Health
The relationship between organised recreational activity and mental health
Literature indicates that people who participate in sports clubs and organised recreational activity enjoy better mental health, are more alert, and more resilient against the stresses of modern living.
Read blog here
Health Line - 11 Signs and Symptoms of Too Much Stress
11 Signs and Symptoms of Too Much Stress
Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain caused by adverse circumstances.
At one point or another, most people deal with feelings of stress. In fact, one study found that 33% of adults reported experiencing high levels of perceived stress (
The condition is associated with a long list of physical and mental symptoms.
This article will look at 11 common signs and symptoms of stress.
Article Link Here
US Gov - Office Ergonomics: Computer Workstation & Mobile Computing
Office Ergonomics: Computer Workstation & Mobile Computing
Page link here
- An interactive guide for adjusting your computer workstation and mobile computing.
- Increase your workstation and mobile computing comfort and productivity
- Computer Workstation - Covers Chair Adjustment, Workstation Layout, Keyboard & Mouse Placement, and Monitor & Document Placement.
- Mobile Computing – Covers using laptops and other portable devices in the office, at home, and while travelling.
This course makes use of audio. The on-screen text is narrated. For most screens, click “Next” in the footer to proceed.
Beyond Ergo - Easy Workstation Checklist
Check these common issues that lead to pain
For a Unique 21st Century Workforce
Download this illustrated PDF showing solutions for common issues causing pain and possible injuries when working with screens
Beyond Ergo - Telecommuters - Ergo & Health Checklist
How to support staff working remotely
Download our FREE 17 page guide that goes beyond ergonomics to support staff working remotely.
SafeWork Australia - Infographic: Four steps to preventing psychological injury at work
Infographic: Four steps to preventing psychological injury at work
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Download as PDF or png file
WayAhead - Recognising and Managing Stress
What Is Stress?
We are all familiar with stress. It is a normal response that we may experience to some extent every day. Stress is the mind’s and body’s way of preparing us to face a challenge. A certain level of stress is necessary to not only function, but to motivate us to reach our full potential. Too much stress, however, can be a health hazard. The first important step ...
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Cornell University - Ergonomic Guidelines for arranging a Computer Workstation - 10 steps for users
Beyond Ergo - Roll-Reset-Relax
Reduce neck and shoulder discomfort by 50%
Download this flyer with instruction notes.
As we type or swipe, we build up tension in our neck and shoulders. To release the tension that leads to sore muscles and headaches, we need to do a big movement and consciously relax.
Build a Roll-Rest-Relax into a regular habit
Beyond Ergo - Thinking About a Standing Desk?
Should We Rusk To Stand?
Professor Alan Hedge at The Cornell University Ergonomics Web released a review on the possible perils of Sitting and Standing at Work Key points include Sitting for “more than 1 hour …leads to the deposit of fats in adipose tissue rather than these being metabolized...
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WorkCover Qld - Mentally Healthy Workplaces
People as Work
People at Work provides organisations with access to:
- a reliable and valid psychosocial risk assessment tool
- resources to support organisations implementing a psychosocial risk management approach and evaluating the effectiveness of chosen interventions.
People at Work is a psychosocial risk assessment process. It aims to help organisations identify and manage workplace risks to the psychological health of all the people who work in the organisation.
Link to Pager Here
Workplace Health Savings Calculator
Workplace Health Savings Calculator
Link to Calculator Here
Tell us a little about your business or workplace.
Having a workplace health and wellbeing program can boost the productivity of an workplace and improve staff retention rates. It can also support workers to make healthy lifestyle choices so that they can enjoy life at work and at home.
Beyond Ergo - 3 Simple Checks to Reduce Headaches
Spending long hours looking down at a screen, especially when bright and fairly close to your face is hard on your eyes, and your neck, upper back and shoulder muscles.
Read our 2 min blog post here
Beyond Ergo - Easy Set-Up Checks
Beyond Ergo - Avoid Headaches, Neck Pain and Eye Strain
Download our FREE illustrated info sheet to avoid common issues that lead to pain!
Swiping or Typing - Screens cause us pain!
Simple practical suggestion to build the new 21st Century skills we all need to -
Reduce Pain and Chance of Injury
These are easy to implement no-cost changes for your
- Work Environment
- Tool placement Ergonomics and
- New wellness behaviours
How to relieve neck, shoulder and upper back pain
Headaches and a Sore Neck?
Try these simple changes!
Upper Back Pain?
Check for awkward postures
What are MSD's?
Pain and soft tissue injuries are increasingly common among computer and screen users.
Watch this short video to know the signs an how to protect yourself from a very painful injury that can last for months or even years!
Standing to Work?
How to protect your back at standing workstations
Stretches to Relieve Muscle Soreness
Working with computers and screens is surprisingly hard on your body
Try these simple stretches throughout the day to release tension, reduce muscle pain and help prevent soft tissue injuries.
Choose the Right Shoes
The right shoes will protect your back when standing
20 min Waterfall
15 min Pond
Increasing Business Efficiencies through Effective Ergonomic Training
Discover how we blend office ergonomics training with your health and wellness goals to build the new ergonomics and self-care competencies needed by our multi-screen, multi-workstation and mobile workforce.
This paper argues that the doubts regarding the benefits of office ergonomics have arisen due to the unrealised gap between research and the development of training that successfully translates that research into health, safety and wellness work skills.
Office ergonomics talks, checklists and workstation assessments provide information, not training.
Go to the download pager here
A great tip for Frontline LeadersI am often asked – How can I help my team? We all know high rates of absenteeism are a concern. The reasons vary, but one factor rarely recognised are the levels of discomfort experienced by consultants. Prof Alan Hedge from Cornell...
This paper argues that the doubts regarding the benefits of office ergonomics have arisen due to the unrealised gap between research and the development of training that successfully translates that research into health, safety and wellness work skills.INTROAcross the...
Beyond Ergo is based in Brisbane with many of our clients located across South East Queensland. However, we deliver Ergonomic programs, talks and presentations to groups employed in computer-based work (e.g. call centres) across Australia.
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Postal: PO Box 895
Kenmore Qld 4069, Australia
Street: Level 3, 349 Coronation Drive
Milton Qld 4064, Australia