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Upcoming Virtual Training
Ergonomics: Office Personnel – Virtual
Participants will gain an understanding of ergonomics and ergonomic myths, types of injuries, signs and symptoms of injuries, proper workstation configuration, cost effective options to create the ideal workspace, and implementation of an ergonomic program.
Workplace Harassment Prevention
for General Employees – Virtual
The courts have separated harassment into two main categories quid pro quo harassment and hostile or offensive work environment harassment. This training is an overview of state and federal laws defining inappropriate conduct in the workplace, employee liability, investigation, and appropriate action of a harassment claim, and prevention of harassment claims.
Participating in Virtual Training is easy! Download instructions on How to Launch a Virtual Training as an Attendee and How to Register Staff for Virtual Training.
To help ensure an optimal virtual training experience, please reference the technical recommendations provided in the PDF below:
Virtual Training Tips
1. Find a private/quiet spaceIf possible, find a quiet space to attend training with minimal background noise and where attendees can feel comfortable speaking at a normal volume. This will allow for clearer communication between the instructor and attendees.
2. Test your hardware and internet connectionAttendees should plan to test connections and equipment before joining the training. This will ensure less of the training is spent trying to resolve technical issues.
3. Join us on cameraWhen possible, attendees should plan to be on camera for the duration of the training. This will allow for better communication and engagement for the instructor and attendees.
4. Mute your microphoneAttendees should be sure to keep their microphones muted when not actively speaking during the conference call. This will help maintain clear communication and prevent unintended background noise or cross-talk.
5. Check your backgroundDouble-check that the space that will appear behind attendees when on camera is clear of distractions or inappropriate material. If necessary, utilize Zoom settings to blur or alter the background (not available in Zoom web client).
6. Utilize the chatAttendees can utilize the chat function during training for comments, questions, or other discussion items to help avoid talking over the instructor or attendees during the training.
7. Focus on the trainingAttendees should plan to be present at virtual training and avoid working on other tasks for the duration. Taking notes on the content discussed during the meeting is fine, but other activities should be kept to a minimum or avoided.
8. Silence or turn off cell phonesTo minimize distractions, it is recommended for attendees to silence or turn off their cell phones, if possible.
9. Dress for successAttendees should wear appropriate work-related or business-casual attire when attending virtual training.
10. Appoint a group-designated typerIf multiple attendees must share a single workstation to attend a virtual training, designate one attendee to manage the keyboard and controls for the duration of the training.