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Employee Assistance Programs provides valuable information, educational materials, resources, and self-assessments on key behavioral health topics, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, alcohol abuse, and health and wellness, to help you live healthy and work well.  In addition, many EAP programs include Management Consultation, Legal & Financial Services, Health and Wellness Presentations, counseling Services and Critical Incident Response.

Ergonomics

EAP also sponsors Ergonomics training and assessments.  Basic Ergonomic Principles include:

  • Position and support the body in neutral
  • Arrange work and workstation for functionality and neutral work postures
  • Avoid fatigue/discomfort
  • Utilize micro-breaks/stretches/move often
  • Alternate work tasks, practices & work postures

Services are fee-based and do not include equipment.  Check with your agency first to see if there is a budget to buy equipment.  To find out how your agency can access these services contact:

  • Arthur Plumstead, PT, CIE
  • Ergonomics Clinical Program Manager, Environmental Health, and Safety Services
  • Program Support Center
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 450 Golden Gate Avenue
  • San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Office: (415) 279-9949

Please note, FOH is not the EAP provider for all federal agencies in the Bay Area, but all are welcome to attend the presentations.  To find out if FOH is your provider please ask your HR department.