MyAbilities signs agreement to become major sponsor of 2019 Schedule 2 Employers’ Group Conference, October 22-23

Hamilton, Ont., October 10, 2019 – MyAbilities, a leader in employee health management technology and human asset management, announces today it has concluded an agreement to become the Gold Sponsor of the 30th annual Schedule 2 Employers’ Group Conference. Taking place October 22 – 23, 2019, in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, the conference explores the latest trends, current issues and new advancements in the fields of employee wellness, workplace health and safety, workers’ compensation and disability management. Dr. Michael Sonne, PhD, vice president of innovation and research at MyAbilities, is confirmed to speak on the topic of ROSA (Rapid Office Strain Assessment), the company’s online workstation evaluation solution that identifies risk and delivers immediate ergonomic solutions to customers around the world. 

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How to adjust your workspace to reduce the risk of injury

JANUARY 22, 2019 BY CityNews

Small inexpensive adjustments you can make to your workspace to increase blood flow and reduce the risk of injury.

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Work Habits Impact Bodies

JANUARY 14, 2019 BY BENEFITS AND PENSIONS MONITOR

Many do not realize the impact work habits have on their physical bodies with incorrectly placed or improperly sized equipment causing injuries which can result in time off work, depending on insurance and benefits, and could mean lost wages, says Reed Hanoun, founder and CEO of MyAbilities. It works with employers, service providers, and insurers to keep people safe and healthy in their workplace environment. Its technology uses ergonomic research to conduct self-assessments and provide self-guided training to make sustainable office ergonomic changes. However, injuries can be prevented. Office chairs are adjustable for a reason. The best chairs allow for frequent adjustments, changing posture throughout the day. This promotes healthy blood flow and reduces the effects of muscle fatigue. Those who work primarily on a laptop, tablet, or a cell phone should realize these devices were not developed with a 40-hour work week in mind. Employees should consider getting a full-sized keyboard, a monitor, and mouse to plug in. Finally, employees should rest to destress. When people get stressed, muscles become tense, and back pain and other musculoskeletal discomfort can result. Microbreaks should be taken throughout the day to work on deep breathing and to stretch.

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ODG by MCG Announces Release of ODG Job Profiler Powered by MyAbilities

DECEMBER 7, 2018 BY WORKCOMPWIRE

Austin, TX – ODG, an MCG Health company, recently announced a partnership with MyAbilities Technologies to incorporate a unique new product option, the ODG Job Profiler, into its industry-leading medical treatment and return-to-work (RTW) guidelines.

The ODG Job Profiler is a software platform powered by MyAbilities™ which will be made available as an add-on to the ODG by MCG User Interface in January 2019. The ODG Job Profiler adds job demand data across every industry and occupation by providing a comprehensive database of physical, cognitive, and environmental demands specific to over 30,000 jobs spanning nearly every industry. This solution helps insurers, third-party administrators (TPAs), and employers identify and mitigate the risk of injury by creating a customized Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for each job function, adjusting disability duration guidelines according to job demands.

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MyAbilities Helping Companies Stay Ahead of the Curve

New Burlington health and safety technology company introduces artificial intelligence in the workplace

Nov 22, 2018, Burlington Post

MyAbilities is a health and safety technology company that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced data analytics. – MyAbilities photo

When it comes to analysis of ergonomic trends and assessing physical demands, MyAbilities is helping companies stay current and competitive.

The new Burlington-based business has developed an integrated ergonomic innovation that positions artificial intelligence as a digital assistant.

“We wanted to create an advanced solution that strives for objectivity and accuracy,” said founder and CEO Reed Hanoun. “Utilizing artificial intelligence to track physical job demands, our technology allows employers to reduce occupational risk and streamline services in real time.”

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ODG by MCG Announces Release of the ODG Job Profiler Powered by MyAbilities Into Its Industry-Leading Medical Treatment & Return-to-Work Guidelines

AUSTIN, TexasNov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ODG, an MCG Health company(USA) has announced a partnership with MyAbilitiesTechnologies to incorporate a unique new product option, the ODG Job Profiler, into its industry-leading medical treatment and return-to-work (RTW) guidelines.

The ODG Job Profiler is an innovative software platform powered by MyAbilities™ which will be made available as an add-on to the ODG by MCG User Interface. The ODG Job Profiler adds job demand data across every industry and occupation by providing a comprehensive database of physical, cognitive, and environmental demands specific to over 30,000 jobs spanning nearly every industry. This solution helps insurers, third-party administrators (TPAs), and employers identify and mitigate the risk of injury by creating a customized Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for each job function, adjusting disability duration guidelines according to job demands.

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Award winning health service provider in Saskatchewan, Bridges Health, partners with MyAbilities, to give employers a robust solution to modernize Injury Prevention and Return to Work for Employers.

TORONTO/ONTARIO (May 24, 2018) – Providing optimal safety and prevention service solutions is a constantly evolving practice. To be able to streamline and optimize the assessment of employees physical demands, employers needed modernized options for the collection, management and updating abilities of workers’ physical demands analysis. The ability to gather and customize job requirements in a digital format was nonexistent – until now.

MyAbilities is excited to partner with Bridges Health, a well recognized leader in western Canada for providing employer health care solutions. “MyAbilities has developed a platform for capturing job requirements and analysis into a digital format that is clearly needed by employers,” said Garry Derenoski, CIP, RRP / President, CEO Bridges Health, “being able to have up to date customized job profiles that relates to injury management claims and return to work solutions has been missing from our industry for a long time. By offering the MyAbilities platform to our clients, we are expanding our commitment to providing our clients with the optimal solutions in managing a healthier and safer workplace.”

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Leading North American Ergonomics Consultants, Options Incorporated, partners with MyAbilities, to enhance value-added services to clients.

TORONTO/ONTARIO (May 3, 2018) – Ergonomic assessment and management is validated with extensive scientific research to make recommendations faster, easier and more cost-effective. Workplace ergonomics is crucial for companies in preventing injuries and increasing productivity, which means proper and professional assessments are needed to ensure all employees are protected.

MyAbilities is proud to announce our partnership with Options Incorporated as a founding premier partner in providing the MyAbilities software platform to their clients to enhance their services. “The technology MyAbilities has developed will streamline and automate data collection, data entry and job analysis. Their technology facilitates improved accuracy and enhance data accessibility,” said Kirsti MacAulay, Principal Ergonomist of Options Incorporated. “This means that Options Incorporated Ergonomists are able to review, analyze, or assess the data more efficiently and minimize non-value added tasks. This provides our clients with a higher return on investment through Options Incorporated Ergonomists applying our expertise, sharing our insight, and assembling solutions”.

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Press Release: MyAbilities and Your Ergonomics Program

MyAbilities, a proud to supporter of ACE in transforming Ergonomics through Artificial Intelligence, empowering Ergonomists with technology to help build their business while supporting their clients.

 MyAbilities introduces new powerful automated software platform for conducting physical demands analysis, performing ergonomics assessments for the delivery of effective injury prevention and return to work solutions—reducing the incidence and severity of workplace injuries.

 TORONTO/ONTARIO (April 17, 2018) – Utilizing the latest in artificial intelligence, ergonomics research and the largest database of job profiles in the industry. MyAbilities is providing ergonomists and employers with a platform to create, manage, maintain and communicate their unique job profiles, while providing employees with the ability to self-assess their individual work environment, identify and minimize the risk of job injury — resulting in reduced occupational injuries, expedited return to work and ergonomically sound workplaces and lower claim costs. MyAbilities’ fully integrated platform features a unique database with over 32,000 job profiles containing precise job-demand data and analytics. Embedded videos show a task being performed and the job demands placed on a person’s body.

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MyAbilities Brings Transformative Functional Evaluation and Injury Management Technologies to Employers, Insurers and Workers’ Compensation.

MyAbilities introduces new powerful software platform for conducting physical demands analysis, performing ergonomics assessments for the delivery of effective prevention and return to work solutions—reducing the incidence and severity of workplace injuries.

 TORONTO/ONTARIO (April 15, 2018) – Utilizing the latest in artificial intelligence, ergonomics research and the largest database of job information in the industry, MyAbilities is providing employers with a platform to create, manage, maintain and communicate their unique job profiles, while also providing employees with the ability to self-assess their individual work environment to identify and minimize the risk of job injury — resulting in reduced occupational injuries, expedited return to work and ergonomically sound workplaces and lower claim costs.

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