Joan S. Geiger, Certified Professional Ergonomist (Isr). DPT, MOccH, BPT
My background in physical therapy and movement and lengthy experience in healthcare have brought me to understand the importance of ergonomics in providing a healthy workplace. I promote occupational ergonomics in Israel through my teaching in academia and in healthcare, through participation in public and advisory committees, as well as private consulting.
I serve as ergonomic consultant to the National Institute of Occupational Insurance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Manof Fund and other public institutions.
I currently serve as Chairperson of the Israeli Ergonomics and Human Factors Association.
My goal is to see my students, fellow healthcare workers and coworkers implementing ergonomic programs in worksites throughout Israel.
Geiger J, ed; Physical Ergonomics: Principles and Practice in Occupational Health Promotion (in Hebrew); Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene. 2015
Peer Reviewed Publications
Geiger JS; 2013; Establishing a physical therapist-driven model of safe patient handling and movement programs in a general hospital; Work 45:2, p.147-160
Geiger JS; 2012; Safe Patient Handling and Movement Around the World: Israel - past, present and future; AmJ SPHM; 2:1, p.33-35.
Non- Peer Reviewed Publications
Geiger J; articles published monthly and available at https://www.osh.org.il/heb/library/ ; 2011-2018, including:
Ergonomics in the Air: for good vibes in flight. 2014 . In-flight instructional clip produced by El Al and IIOSH. https://youtu.be/-_XmSOngKDk