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Free Workstation Ergonomics Training Now Available on ALISON

ALISON’s latest free interactive multimedia e-learning course explains the simple and inexpensive principles that help create a safe and comfortable computer workstation environment. With information, instruction and training, this course will be of special interest to employers – especially those in the small- to medium-sized enterprise space – as a tool to assist these businesses in meeting their health and safety obligations in the workplace.

Galway, Ireland, December 06, 2009 --( As we spend increasing amounts of time seated in a chair in front of our computer workstation, we need to be aware of how the design and arrangement of our office equipment can impact our comfort, health and productivity.

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with improving the productivity, health, safety and comfort of people in their working environment. Under various national and EU items of legislation, employers have a legal responsibility to ensure appropriate health and safety (H&S) training is provided in order to prevent accidents, injury and ill health. Failure to observe ergonomic principles may have serious repercussions for both the individual and the organization as a whole. For the organization, this could include lost time; for the individual it could mean aches and pains in the wrists, shoulders and back as a result of poor workstation design and use. Posture is important.

ALISON courses allow tutors to manage groups of learners at no cost through the ALISON Manager application – a feature sure to be of particular interest to many small- and medium-sized enterprises. ALISON Manager allows organizations to monitor the participation and the progress of course participants - a valuable tool in assisting organizations to meet their health and safety legislative obligations.

All courses on ALISON are fully-accessible for free online, and the use of high-quality interactive multimedia makes this a dynamic and intuitive learning experience. After completing the lessons learners can take an assessment to test their knowledge. Completing all of the topics and answering the assessment questions with an 80% or above grade average automatically qualifies a learner for ALISON Certification.


ALISON provides free online learning via interactive multimedia for basic workplace skills. With registered learners in every country and territory worldwide, ALISON free learning includes IT Skills, Health and Safety, Languages, Psychometric tests and Financial and Health Literacy. ALISON offers premium services such as content hosting, content development and bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training programmes among other services to corporations, academic institutions and government agencies. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, ALISON is a privately-owned social-enterprise with an international office in Morristown, New Jersey, USA.

Register at ALISON stands for Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online.

For further information please contact:

Kevin O’Malley
Contact: +353 (0) 91 680051

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Kevin O'Malley
00 353 91 680051

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