Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics

$399.00

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SHORT DESCRIPTION:

In this course, you will learn how to identify, assess, and resolve ergonomic issues. You will also learn about basic ergonomic principles for sitting, standing, lifting, transporting items, and using tools. Ergonomic environments and workstations will also be covered.

  • Duration approximately 4 hours.
  • Access period 30 days.
  • Self-Study Guide provided.
  • Quick Reference Guide provided.
  • Certificate of Completion provided.
  • Content last updated January 2020.
  • A full description of this course is located below.

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Everyday activities like reaching to get supplies off of a shelf, sitting in front of a computer for hours, and moving heavy products around the shop can all take a toll on our bodies. This course will teach you how to make your environment as ergonomic as possible in order to make daily tasks easier on your body and mind.

The human body is a fragile system, and we put many demands on it every day. Activities like reaching to get supplies off of a shelf, sitting in front of a computer for hours every day, and moving heavy products around the shop can all take a toll on our bodies. In this course, you will learn how to make your environment as ergonomic as possible.

Ergonomics is a hot topic! People are realising that the demands that we place on our bodies can take a toll. Our Workplace Ergonomics course offers an introduction to essential topics such the components of an ergonomic assessment cycle, solutions for various ergonomic hazards, rules and regulations, and more. These training materials are rich with current content and focus on applying ergonomic principles to make any workplace a healthier and safer one.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Define ergonomics and its related terms
  • Identify where to get ergonomics information for your region
  • Identify how ergonomics can be incorporated into your workplace
  • Assess your environment for ergonomic hazards, create ways to resolve those issues, and plan for implementation
  • Review and evaluate your ergonomic efforts
  • Use change management techniques effectively
  • Describe the basic principles of ergonomics
  • Outline ergonomic practices for sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling
  • Design an ergonomic workstation
  • Identify important ergonomic features of tools and machines
  • Understand the role that environmental factors (such as sound, air quality, and light) play in ergonomics

What Topics are Covered?

  • The role of ergonomics in your workplace
  • The ergonomic assessment cycle
  • Identifying and assessing ergonomic hazards
  • Developing a plan to address ergonomic issues
  • Identifying and implementing solutions
  • Obtaining employee buy-in
  • Tips for successful implementation
  • Reviewing your ergonomics program
  • Basic ergonomic principles
  • Optimal sitting and standing
  • Safe lifting and transporting
  • Ergonomic workstations and safe tool selection and use
  • Creating an ergonomic environment
  • Bringing it all together

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