Whether you love your job or not, you’ll likely have to sit at your desk for 8 hours a day (or maybe more). Sitting in one position for extended periods of time can have harmful effects on your body, so you’ll need to make sure your workstation is set up correctly. There are easy ways to achieve this — simple things that you probably haven’t thought about. And, since people have varying heights and body types and therefore different requirements, there shouldn’t be a ‘standard’ setup. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand what injuries a poorly set up workstation can cause • Identify the benefits of implementing good ergonomics • Set up your workstation correctly for YOU Why take this course? You don’t have to be a nine-to-fiver in an office to benefit from the information shared in this course. Whether you work on a factory floor or from home, you’ll likely have some sort of base in which you spend most of your time. This course will help keep you as comfortable and injury-free as possible when you’re at your place of work. 10 mins | SCORM | Workbook
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.