Did you Know… – December 2018

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Safety Tip Sheet – Ergonomics

Faculty, staff or students concerned about the setup of their work stations have several Environmental
Health and Safety (EH&S) resources they can turn to for help. EH&S often finds that simple adjustments
to office, laboratory or clinic furniture and equipment set-ups can resolve most issues. To address any
ergonomic concerns, please follow the steps below:

  1. Report your concern to your manager or supervisor.
  2. Take the online Ergonomics Self Evaluation assessment to determine what adjustments you
    need to make to your work station. If you are incapable of taking the online assessment, please
    contact EH&S at 314-362-6816.
  3. If working in a laboratory, also complete the Laboratory Ergonomics Self-Evaluation Checklist,
    which can be found at this link.
  4. Ergonomics training for laboratory employees is found at this link.
  5. Information on the University’s Ergonomic Guidelines can be found here.
  6. After adjusting your workstation per the self-evaluation checklists’ guidance, if problems persist, contact EH& for a consultation.
  7. If needed, the Insurance and Risk Management Office, Human Resources (HR) and EH&S may
    seek assistance from the University’s Occupational Medicine Provider
OFD News
Bess Marshall, MD, Steps Down from OFD

After 12 years, Bess Marshall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in Endocrinology and Diabetes, will be stepping down from her position as co-director for the Pediatric Office of Faculty Development. Marshall first came to WashU in 1990 to complete her fellowship in endocrinology after obtaining her medical degree from Vanderbilt and completing …

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Resources for parents with school-aged children

500 Women Scientists Minecraft Server To sign-up: https://t.co/vMOY2j0A2Y?amp=1, Open to Kids and relatives too! Follow the Minecraft Server creators the 500 Women Scientists Crafting Group on twitter: @500WSCrafting   Edge for Scholars.org: A web-based forum with all sorts of information to support an academic physician including: Science help for homebound kids …

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Employee online support groups

WashU psychiatry faculty are hosting weekly, confidential Zoom support groups to help employees cope during these challenging times. Details are on the HR Mental Health Resources page. Current topics include: Mondays — Quarantine Support Group, 10-11 a.m.; Frontline Support Group, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays — Coffee and Questions: Ask the Expert, …