Aruna graduated as an Occupational Therapist in October 1984 from India. She has been working in Newfoundland since September 1987. Focus of her work since 1990 has been prevention, rehabilitation of work related soft tissue injuries with effective disability management and early and safe return to work. Prior to joining IOHS, she worked as a Regional Ergonomist at Eastern Health Authority. Her scope of practice over the years included ergonomics program development, implementation and evaluation, functional capacity evaluations, job site analysis, job match, disability management of work and non work related injuries and illnesses, ergonomic assessments, product evaluation to ensure purchased equipment does not add to risk factors of soft tissue injuries, consultation on major building design projects to ensure good interface among worker, physical environment, equipment and job tasks, developing e-learning training and face to face training modules to meet legislative requirements for musculoskeletal injury prevention, addressing Service NL directives related to ergonomics, accident investigation and abatement strategies for Service NL directives related to ergonomics etc.
To ensure evidence-based practice over the years, Aruna has attended many conferences and workshops. She is committed to continuing education to further her learning and bring the best services to her clients. She is well known for her work in province of Newfoundland and Labrador and is well known to Ergonomists working in the Health Care Sector across the country.
With Aruna on our team at IOHS, IOHS is able to offer additional services for ergonomic consultation for building design projects, product evaluation, ergonomics program development, implementation and evaluation for mid to large size employers, disability management program and services for WorkplaceNL claimants or other absences, addressing Service NL directives related to ergonomics, accident investigation etc.
Aruna is a member of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Occupational Therapists (NLAOT) and Newfoundland and Labrador Occupation Therapy Board (NLOTB), and All India Association of Occupational Therapists.