When performing work in awkward postures or with excessive effort, you may experience fatigue, discomfort, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The basic principles of ergonomics introduced in this course should be a vital component in every industry. This is especially true in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries where there is an increased rate and cost of ergonomic injuries.

The main components in this course include risk factor identification, basic workstation design options, and hazard control strategies to eliminate or reduce those risk factors. Take this course prior to taking Course 722 Ergonomics Program Management.

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Modules: 5
Hours: 4
Sectors: General Industry


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  • Key Topics

    • Ergonomics Definitions
    • Risk Factor Areas (Person, Task, and Environmental)
    • Impact of Ergonomics Injuries
    • Controlling Risk Factors
    • Elimination
    • Substitution
    • Engineering Controls
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Making System Improvements
  • Target Audience

    • Employee
    • Trainer
    • Supervisor
    • Manager