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711 Introduction to Ergonomics
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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.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Define the term "ergonomics," and describe the three basic ergonomic risk factor categories.
LO 1.2.1 List and discuss the ergonomic risk factors inherent in workers.
LO 1.3.1 List and discuss the ergonomic risk factors inherent in workers tasks.
LO 1.4.1 Identify and explain the ergonomic risk factors found in the work environment.
LO 1.5.1 Describe the "Hierarchy of Controls" model for controlling hazards, and making improvements.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)