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ERGONOMICS

4 or 8 hour training sessions

Introduction:

Ergonomic related injuries cost employers millions of dollars every single year. From a simple strain or sprain to disabling back injuries, the impact on both worker health and business productivity is staggering.

This course provides participants with the tools necessary to effectively identify ergonomic issues within the workplace and to determine appropriate control techniques.

It will also provide participants with some insight into the physical demands associated with work tasks. As a result, participants will be better able to understand the relationship between work restrictions and the need to provide suitable modified work within the scope of an Early & Safe Return to Work Program.

 

Training Objectives:
  • Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term ergonomics and understand its relationship to their working environment.

  • Review basic anatomy and physiology in relation to ergonomic issues.

  • Discuss typical ergonomic injuries and their causation factors.

  • Determine appropriate control techniques to minimize the risk of ergonomic injuries.

 

Target Audience:
  • All levels of management, including all Supervisors and Managers,

  • Health & Safety Committee Members,

  • Ergonomic Teams,

  • Technical Specialists.

 

Course Length and Options:

The basic program covering the training objectives listed above can be covered in a 4-hour session. The full day (8-hour) format provides the same classroom training as the ½ day session, however additional time is spent performing ergonomic assessments in the field (at the client’s location) in a team workshop format.

The additional time provides participants the opportunity to practice the theoretical information in their own working environment.

This session can be customized to each client, via digital photographs and / or video taken at the client’s location, prior to the training session.