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 Students 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