Basics of Ergonomics

If you mention on-the-job injuries, people are likely to think of accidents that involve traumatic injuries, such as fractures, burns, or other clearly visible damage to the human body. But in fact, the fastest-growing category of workplace injuries involves damage that is much harder to see; injuries caused by repetitive motion and stress. In today’s highly complex, rapidly changing business environment, people in all types of work are at greater risk for these types of injuries. The most common types of injuries are Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs). Workplaces traditionally have been designed to move products or support machines efficiently. Since people have always seemed so adaptable, how they fit into the workplace has received less attention. But because of the increasing number of injuries caused by repetitive motion, excessive force and awkward postures, ergonomics has become a critical factor in workplace safety. A solid ergonomics program can provide several benefits to your organization. "Basics of Ergonomics" will help workers understand ergonomics. Workers learn the risk factors and how they are controlled. Workers will be prepared to apply ergonomic concepts to their jobs and to actively support and contribute to your company’s ergonomic program. Regulation: Cal-OSHA General Industry Safety Orders §5110(b)(3). (Duration: 55 Minutes)
Topics Covered:
  • Introduction
  • What is Ergonomics
    • Defining ergonomics
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Risk Factors
    • Types of risk factors
    • The cumulative effect
  • Ergonomic Improvements
    • Basic principles
    • Neutral body movements
    • Incorporating changes
  • The Ergonomic Program
    • Elements of the ergonomic program
  • Conclusion
55 minutes ( 0 hours )
Who should attend:
All employees
Every 3 Years
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