Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics

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 two-day workshop, you will learn how to make your environment as ergonomic as possible.

What Will Participants Learn?
 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

What Topics are Covered?
 The role of ergonomics in your workplace
 The ergonomic assessment cycle
 Identifying and assessing ergonomic hazards
 Developing a plan to address ergonomic issues
 Identifying and implementing solutions
 Obtaining employee buy-in
 Tips for successful implementation
 Reviewing your ergonomics program
 Basic ergonomic principles
 Optimal sitting and standing
 Safe lifting and transporting
 Ergonomic workstations and safe tool selection and use
 Creating an ergonomic environment
 Bringing it all together

What’s Included?
 Instruction by an expert facilitator
 Small, interactive classes
 Specialized participant manual and course materials including a pre-assignment and a post-assignment
 A personalized Certificate of Completion

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