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Workplace Ergonomics – Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics

This course is currently available as E-Learning, or a private instructor-led class scheduled to suit your availabilty. You can click here to inquire further or you ask us for recommendations on similar classes.

Recommended Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Overview

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 in order to make daily tasks easier on your body and mind.

Learning Objectives

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. Getting Started
  3. What is Ergonomics?
  4. Legislation and Regulatory Bodies
  5. The Role of Ergonomics in Your Workplace
  6. A Plan for Everyone
  7. Case Studies
  8. The Ergonomic Assessment Cycle
  9. Identifying and Assessing Ergonomic Hazards
  10. How to Identify Ergonomic Hazards
  11. An Assessment Toolkit
  12. Case Study: The Acme Widget Company
  13. Developing a Plan to Address Ergonomic Issues
  14. Three Key Methods
  15. Categorizing
  16. Identifying and Implementing Solutions
  17. Where to Find Ideas?
  18. Making Connections
  19. Obtaining Employee Buy-In
  20. Change Management 101
  21. Insights
  22. Tips for Successful Implementation
  23. Reviewing Your Ergonomics Program
  24. Basic Ergonomic Principles
  25. Optimal Sitting and Standing
  26. Best Practices for Sitting
  27. Best Practices for Standing
  28. Identifying Areas for Improvement
  29. Safe Lifting and Transporting
  30. Lifting Safely
  31. Transporting Materials Safely
  32. Ergonomic Workstations
  33. Overview
  34. Making Connections
  35. Safe Tool Selection and Use
  36. Safe Tool Design
  37. Making Connections
  38. Vibration Considerations
  39. Creating an Ergonomic Environment
  40. See the Light!
  41. Breathe the Air!
  42. Hear the Sounds!
  43. Bringing It All Together
  44. Personal Action Plan
  45. Recommended Reading List
  46. Post-Course Assessment

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