A B O U T
First, we complete a workplace assessment. We provide recommendations for improving the workspace to create a space that allows the individual to work comfortably and effortlessly blend with their environment. Bloom also offers in-services for company employees to learn tricks and tips for implementing a healthier workflow into every day!
What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with understanding human interaction with other elements of a system. Ergonomists design and arrange the workplace with knowledge in data, principles, and theory in order to optimize well-being and work performance. Consideration of capabilities and limitations of the individual are taken to find the ideal fit for the workstation.
Technology is rapidly changing and the demand for ergonomics is increased. Think about if your wrists and arms hurt from typing by the end of the day or if your neck and eyes have fatigue from looking at the monitor. Whether at home or in an office, the desk, chair, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and lighting must all be assessed and adjusted to the user. For repetitive tasks like typing and writing, proper posture is essential in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
Most workplace discomfort is preventable through a thorough understanding of ergonomics and adjustments. Bloom aims to bring that knowledge to you in order to facilitate your efficiency and safety in your work.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Audrey Mitchell, the founder of Bloom, graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. Shortly thereafter, she pursued a degree in Occupational Therapy. Her interest in ergonomics was sparked after an enlightening fieldwork internship working with patients who had various workers’ compensation injuries. Audrey learned the basics of ergonomics and how easily these injuries could have been prevented with simple changes in individual’s workspaces.
Now a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) and a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS), Audrey has a passion to continue spreading her knowledge to help all workers maximize productivity in a way that facilitates their health and wellness.