Training plan for 2021 will be available soon 


 Module One: Introduction to Ergonomics

  • Definition of Ergonomics
  • History of Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics in the Workplace
  • Ergonomics and Health and Safety
  • Economics of Ergonomics
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Get Excited: Success Stories
  • Definitions


Module Two: Body Tissues and Disorders Associated with Physical Work Characteristics

  • Muscle
  • Tendon
  • Peripheral Nerve
  • Spinal Disc
  • Joints
  • Other Body Systems: Vascular, Metabolic and Temperature Regulation, Hearing, Sight
  • Mechanism of Injury


Module Three: Risk Factors

  • Risk Factors
  • Multifactoral Nature of MSDs
  • Identification / Documentation of Risk Factors
  • Passive / Active Surveillance
  • Tools: Checklists and Surveys 


Module Four: Anthropometry, Posture, and the Ergonomics Upper Extremity Intensive Tasks

  • Anthropometry
  • Tools: Posture Evaluation / Upper Extremity


Module Five: Ergonomics of Lifting / Lowering Tasks

  • Muscle Strength and Biomechanics
  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Moment Concepts
  • Psychophysics
  • Tools: 2D Model, Liberty Mutual Tables, NIOSH


Module Six: Ergonomics of Push / Pull / Carry Tasks

  • Pushing / Pulling Tasks
  • Carrying Tasks
  • Tools: Push / Pull/ Carry Tasks


Module Seven: Ergonomics of Heavy Physical Activity

  • Metabolic Concepts
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Tools: Bernard / Garg


Module Eight: Controls and Displays

  • Man / Machine Interaction
  • Control and Display Guidelines
  • Panel Layout Guidelines 


Module Nine: Ergonomic Standards and Guidelines

  • Organizations that Write Standards and Guideline Documents
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • U.S. State Ergonomics Standards
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Hand-Arm (Segmental) Vibration
  • Whole-Body Vibration
  • Heat Stress
  • Noise
  • Health and Safety Program Management for Cumulative Trauma Disorders and other Ergonomic Hazard-Induced Disorders
  • Ergonomic Consideration in the Design, Installation, and Use of Manufacturing Systems
  • Video Display Terminal Workstations

Module Ten: Prevention and Control of Ergonomic Risk Conditions

  • Engineering Controls
  • Case Studies and Product Solutions
  • Administrative Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Medical Management
  • Training and Education


Module Eleven: Office Ergonomics

  • Posture
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • Tools: VDT Checklists
  • Controls and Solutions

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