Introduction to Ergonomics

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About Course

Ergonomics is concerned with the arrangement of the workplace to fit the worker. This is an area of safety that is particularly needed in the workplace. This course examines common work-related musculoskeletal disorders WMSDs and considers how to identify the risk factors, assess the workforce and the work team members are involved with and how to control the hazards.
This course will help participants to increase awareness of the need for and role of ergonomics in occupational health, to obtain the required knowledge in the application of ergonomic principles for the design of industrial workplaces and the prevention of occupational injuries and to understand the breadth and scope of occupational ergonomics.
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What Will You Learn?

  • The Definition of Ergonomics
  • Benefits of Ergonomics
  • Physical Stressors That Cause Ergonomic Disorders
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)
  • Types of CTDs
  • Preventing CTDs
  • Workstation Design
  • Injuries from Work Process
  • Employee Involvement in Ergonomics
  • Some Suggestions for Avoiding Ergonomic Disorders

Course Content

Module 1 Introduction to Ergonomics

  • Introductory Video Ergonomics
  • Module 1 Introduction to Ergonomics
  • Quiz 1 Introduction to Ergonomics

Module 2 Risk Factors

Module 3 Program Elements

Module 4 Control of Ergonomic Risks

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