Nurture yourself. Eat healthy foods, incorporate physical activity in your daily routine and get enough sleep. Set aside time each day for a calming activity that you enjoy, such as yoga, meditation or reading. Discover activities you can do with others ¡ª enjoying other people's company and maintaining a sense of connectedness to others is an important part of stress management.

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Essential WorkWellness . . .

Because work wellness requires more than just ergonomics!

Essential WorkWellness, formerly Essential Ergonomics is an ergonomics and change management consulting company working with individuals, businesses and healthcare organizations to bring about and sustain positive changes in work-life balance, safety and process improvement.

Essential WorkWellness serves Southern Oregon, including Medford and the Rogue Valley. For manufacturing and light industrial clients we have the ability to link ergonomics to your existing Lean initiatives. For healthcare and office settings, we offer a unique blend of ergonomics and clinical application with more than 20 years' experience.

Continuing Education Online!

Essential WorkWellness is pleased to offer resources for ergonomic education and online continuing education (CE). A variety of topics will be offered, including computer ergonomics, ergonomic cost justification, and CME activities for the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) as recommended by the ICAVL Standards. Learning activities will be added on an ongoing basis, so check back regularly for updates.

Susan Murphey, principal of Essential WorkWellness, is a Certified Ergonomic Compliance Director, with additional experience in work injury prevention and healthcare system improvement. Her innovative, flexible approach allows Essential WorkWellness to customize programs to effectively meet each company′s needs.

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Susan Murphey was honored with the 2011 ERGONOMIST OF THE YEAR Award for the Puget Sound [Seattle area] chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. This award is presented in recognition of an ergonomic professional who has worked to advance the science of human factors and ergonomics, educate others, and/or promote awareness of the field.