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Principles of Ergonomics

Full Tuition: $610
Multiple Registrant Tuition: $510 (register two or more people from the same company at the same time)
Government Rate Tuition: $560
Professional Development: 2.0 CEUs
Contact Hours: 20 hours
3.01 ABIH Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance Points - Approval #09-3388

Introduces the application of ergonomic principles to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Topics include: work physiology; anthropometry; video display terminals; and risk factors, such as vibration, temperature, manual handling, repetition, and continuous keyboard use. Industrial case studies cover analysis and design of work stations and equipment; laboratory sessions focus on manual lifting and OSHA’s proposed ergonomic protection standard.

By the end of this course, each participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the current medical characteristics of cumulative trauma disorders associated with employee exposure, incidence, and symptoms.
  • Describe the impact of workplace design and tasks on ergonomic disorders.
  • Identify environmental, physiological, and work station characteristics recognized to have the potential to contribute to acute injury or cumulative trauma disorders.
  • Recommend improvements to work practices to reduce risk factors.
  • Recommend improvements to work stations to reduce risk factors.
  • Recommend improvements to equipment (design) to reduce risk factors.
  • Analyze manual lifting tasks and estimate reasonable lifting limits.
  • Describe the limitations of personal protective equipment for ergonomic risk factors.
  • Describe the essential elements of an effective ergonomic program if given management support.
  • Discuss current emphasis of OSHA with respect to enforcement policy.