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The human body is a fragile system, and we put many demands on it every day. Activities such as reaching to get supplies from 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 one-day workshop, you will learn how to make your environment as ergonomically friendly as possible in order to make daily tasks easier on your body and mind.

Workplace Ergonomics for Injury Prevention - Training Package

  • What Will Students Learn?

    • Define ergonomics and its related terms
    • Identify where to obtain ergonomics information for your region
    • 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
    • Know why movement is important to prevent injury
    • Understand the role that environmental factors (such as sound, air quality, and light) play in ergonomics
    • 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
  • What Topics are Covered?

    • Getting started
    • The role of ergonomics in your workplace
    • Basic Ergonomic Principles
    • Increasing Movement to prevent injury
    • Creating an ergonomic environment
    • Identifying and assessing ergonomic hazards
    • Identifying and implementing solutions
    • Successful implementation
    • Bringing it all together
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