Workplace Ergonomics for Injury Prevention


An employer that is committed to the health and safety of their employees understands the value of an effective workplace ergonomics program, which can maintain and even increase productivity. Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics is a course to learn about the susceptibility of the human body when it’s exposed to repetitive strain. Topics include the basic principles of ergonomics, how to design an ergonomic workstation, ergonomic practices for common postures and movements, how to identify ergonomic hazards and minimize their effects, and much more.

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Course outline

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Getting Started

Session Three: The Role of Ergonomics in Your Workplace

Session Four: The Ergonomic Assessment Cycle

Session Five: Identifying and Assessing Ergonomic Hazards

Session Six: Developing a Plan to Address Ergonomic Issues

Session Seven: Identifying and Implementing Solutions

Session Eight: Obtaining Employee Buy-In

Session Nine: Tips for Successful Implementation

Session Ten: Reviewing Your Ergonomics Program

Session Eleven: Basic Ergonomic Principles

Session Twelve: Optimal Sitting and Standing

Session Thirteen: Safe Lifting and Transporting

Session Fourteen: Ergonomic Workstations

Session Fifteen: Safe Tool Selection and Use

Session Sixteen: Creating an Ergonomic Environment

Session Seventeen: Bringing It All Together


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Post-Course Assessment