Go Ergo video adds fun to its safety message

They aren’t the usual folks you’d expect to see in a rap video. This musical message – brought to you from the Oregon State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) – reminds us how to adjust an office workspace to the right ergonomic fit.

“We’re thrilled that ‘Go Ergo!’ has been so well received so far, because our ultimate goal is to encourage people to watch the ‘Simple solutions’ video series,” says communications coordinator Dave Miller, of SAIF Corporation’s Communication and Design department.

He’s talking about a series of office ergonomics videos the communications team created. The videos and a redesigned SAIF website are part of an ongoing effort to make it easier for people to access safety and health information.

“The more employers who see the series, the more ergonomic injuries we can prevent,” says Dave, via email from Salem, Oregon.

The video had 5,029 views on YouTube, when I wrote this post, which is two weeks after SAIF posted it. With 5,000+ views, that’s definitely “up there” – and you will know what I mean if you’ve ever posted videos on YouTube.

I’m glad to see the video tells people to get up and move around at least once every 30 minutes. Getting up and walking around is just as important as sitting properly. I described this in my post Is sitting the new smoking?


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