Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics

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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

At the end of this Workplace Ergonomics course, you will be able to:
  • 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

 

Special Note

This course provides many links to regional information and ergonomic tools. These links were accurate at the time of printing. Mainstream Corporate Training  takes no responsibility for the content of the sites mentioned in our courseware, whether by inclusion or omission. Mainstream Corporate Training is not affiliated with any of the organizations or websites mentioned in this course. As well, Mainstream Corporate Training takes no responsibility for the usage of these guidelines or any actions resulting from this information.

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