2020 was a year that fundamentally altered the spaces and ways in which we work. Lasting impacts from the pandemic include a significant increase in working from home, physical changes to the layout of offices and workspaces, and revised occupancy rates in our offices and buildings.
In this webinar, we will look at some of the quick checks you can do to ensure your indoor environment (including considerations such as temperature, humidity, mould, dust, viral particles, ventilation) is optimised for healthy working spaces, and ergonomic reviews you may need to undertake for the post-pandemic workplace.
The event will be facilitated by two of Greencap’s IEQ and Ergonomic Assessment specialists, Dr Michael Taylor and David Hauser, who will set out the working environment ‘101’ items and provide recommendations for the ‘quick fixes’ and more substantial changes required to optimise the indoor environmental quality of workplaces.
Dr Michael Taylor is a Principal Consultant at Greencap with an academic background in public and environmental health, microbial ecology, and mycology. He has a research profile in the detection and spread of microbial pathogens in soil, air, water and constructed environments, and extensive experience in the translation of research results into accessible information for stakeholders and peers.
Michael has experience in the application of emerging research to inform the operation and management of buildings, ventilation and constructed water systems to ensure they are both comfortable and safe for building occupants. Regarding COVD-19, Dr Taylor has provided interpretation and application of the World Health Organisation and Centre for Disease Control documents to minimise infection risks in industrial and commercial settings.
David is a Team Manager, PRA at Greencap and has a broad knowledge of property risk and compliance, work, health and safety legislation and risk management services with over 16 years’ experience implementing health, safety, wellbeing, ergonomic and manual handling programs across Australia. David has worked with clients across numerous public and private industry sectors including utilities, construction, rail, energy, property management, warehousing, laboratory, transport and executive teams.
David has key experience in undertaking ergonomic assessment in office and home settings and providing advice to reduce risk for his clients. He has extensive skills in property risk and compliance, Work Health Safety Management Systems (WHSMS), ergonomics, construction risk, contractor management, safety inspections and training.