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    IDC Webinar: Top Up Your Toolbox: The Revised BIFMA Ergonomics Guideline (1 IDCEC hour + HSW)

    The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) recently made revisions to its Ergonomics Guideline to reflect the changing shape and size of the North American adult population. The original 2002 recommendations were based on military anthropometric data. The availability of up-to-date civilian data, the Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource (CAESAR), prompted BIFMA to revise the Guideline to make it more reflective of today’s office workers. In addition to providing design guidance to manufacturers of furniture, the G1 recommendations guide specifiers/customers involved in the evaluation, specification and purchase of office furniture.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Summarize the importance of ergonomics standards and guidelines in workspace design
    • Describe key guiding principles for workspace design
    • Describe the purpose and general contents of the BIFMA Ergonomics Guideline
    • Explain the use of BIFMA G1-2013 in the evaluation, specification and purchase of office furniture

    Presenter: Lucy Hart, MSc, CCPE, BIFMA, certified ergonomist, The Global Group, Downsview, Ontario, Canada


    Lucy has spent over 25 years guiding public and private organizations in the application of ergonomics to enhance employee well-being and productivity. She is the certified ergonomist for The Global Group, Chair of the BIFMA Ergonomics Subcommittee and Chair of the CSA Technical Committee on Z412 Office Ergonomics.


    LocationFrom your home or office
    Date & Time

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    4 - 5 p.m. EDT

    Time in 1412193600
    FeesRegistered/Professional Members: $40.00
    Intern/Provisional Members: $30.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
    RegisterRegistration is now closed.
    ContactGustavo Espinola
    CEU1 IDCEC hour + HSW
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