Training

MSD Prevention for Educational Assistants

Our training gives EAs the knowledge, skills and self-care strategies they can use "every day" in their work supporting students. EAs are taught how they can be prepared for work using stretching, mobility and conditioning exercises tailored to the physical jobs they perform.

Why OUR Training Works
  • Customized for Educational Assistants, using images and real work situations that arise in their day to day routine tasks.
  • Increases awareness to the risk factors that can contribute to injury in the student support environment.
  • Gives EAs some real tools they can use at work and at home to improve their skills and ability to perform their jobs safely.
  • Includes our "Everyday Fitness for EA" YouTube video series.
PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS
I really enjoyed gaining more information on health and ergonomics. I think we should have more programs like this for EA's as the work we are doing is very physical.

I will be very happy to continue to attend similar workshops.

Thanks for your expertise!

Everyday Fitness and Ergonomics Workshop

Participants will learn the fundamentals of ergonomics and the ©Safe Work Practices for Educational Assistants that speak to the tasks that an EA performs on a daily basis, including lifts and transfers, transitions and providing educational support.

The second half of this workshop focuses on self-care strategies to prepare for work. Participants are introduced to our Everyday Fitness for EAs; a basic beginner home based program. The program includes the foundations for fitness including stretches as well as core strength, agility, balance and mobility exercises. These exercises are customized according to the physical attributes an EA requires to perform their job.

The objective of this workshop is to provide EAs with tools to improve their comfort, health and safety at work.
  • Suitable for all Educational Assistants including new hires
  • Delivered over a 2.5 hour session
  • Ideal for a PD day workshop
What EAs said about this training: 100% of participants surveyed said they would recommend this training to their colleagues.

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