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Chair Fit or Misfit

  • May 25, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Copa Contract Showroom, 5840 Airport Way S, Seattle WA 98108


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Topic: Chair Fit or Misfit

Cost: There is no cost to attend. Wine, refreshments, and hors d’oevres will be provided.

When: 5/25 5:30pm-7pm

Address: Copa Contract Showroom, 5840 Airport Way S, Seattle WA 98108

Contact Info: Paul Gajewski 206-459-6381,

Parking:Street parking is available and there are nearby lots. Parking Map

*Registration is open to both members and non-members but limited to the first 20 attendees.  Information can be found at


We’ll discuss the critical role of the ergonomic chair as foundational in today’s workplace.  We’ll answer the question how to determine if your ergonomic chairs are “fit for duty”, whether they are safe for ongoing use or ready to fail. We’ll explore the relevance of the chair life cycle and the need to assess, inventory and fit users in the workplace more effectively for improved sitting comfort.  Finally, we’ll demonstrate an easy chair fitting methodology to assure best fit and comfort when selecting new ergonomic chairs. 

  1. Overview of ergonomic chair fit or misfit dilemma
  2. Determine ergonomic chair quality and competency; discuss how chairs fail
  3. Understand chair life cycle asset management
  4. Introduce the WI Chair Assessment System: Assess, Inventory and Fit
  5. Discuss the chair fitting methodology and perform a demonstration
  6. Q&A

Speaker Bio:


Alison Heller-Ono MSPT, CDA, CPDM, CIE and CPE Certified Management Consultant®

As an entrepreneur and thought leader in her area of expertise as a Physical Therapist, Professional Ergonomist and Disability Manager, Alison has sought to keep healthy employees healthy while helping injured employees reach their maximum potential at work and at home. Alison is dually-credentialed as a Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE) and Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) contributing to her expertise and understanding of ergonomics in the workplace. Ms. Heller-Ono’s expertise in the application of ergonomics in workers’ compensation and disability management is evident as a Certified Disability Analyst (CDA) and Certified Professional Disability Manager (CPDM). As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Ms. Heller-Ono has sealed her professional uniqueness by becoming the only PT/Ergonomist/Disability Manager to achieve this pinnacle in the management consulting industry.

Ms. Heller-Ono has a comprehensive body of work unlike other similar consultants in the field and she has worked hard to publish and present her work nationally and internationally since 1993 to assure validation in the methods and theories utilized by Worksite International, Inc. She is highly admired by her peers who often attend her speaking events to hear her thought-provoking ideas and trend setting presentations. As a trusted advisor and consultant to her clients for the last two decades, Alison has used her expertise, experience, know-how and savvy to change the way people work from employee to employee, organization to organization.   


Paul Gajewski, is a UW graduate with 30+ years of providing office workplace solutions with a focus on ergonomics.

COPA Contract recognizes OM seating (formerly Office Master) and ISE ergonomic accessories and sit stand solution providers as prime sponsors:




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