Workplace Ergonomics Specialist Live Course
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) result when there is a mismatch between the physical capacity of workers and the demands of the job. Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disability of people in their working years, afflicting over 19 million workers.
After completion of this training, the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
- Define ergonomics and identify different types of musculoskeletal disorder injuries (MSD) to recognize the importance of ergonomics in the workplace.
- Identify the signs, symptoms, and significance of MSD injuries in the workplace to better understand the industry recommendations and guidelines for ergonomics.
- Identify important events and decisions in the history of ergonomics to recognize changes in attitudes and actions concerning ergonomics in the workplace.
- Identify ergonomic risk factors inherent in the employee, job, and environment to be able to evaluate these risks in the workplace.
- Recognize risk factor controls that best suit the level of risk identified in the workplace so that MSD injuries can be prevented.
- Describe the elements of an effective ergonomics program so that these elements can be implemented in the workplace.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, and medical providers in an ergonomics program so that the program can be implemented effectively.
- Describe best practices in ergonomics for a variety of environments and industries in order to prevent MSD injuries in specific workplaces.
- Use the Strain Index and RULA Assessment Tools to analyze jobs with ergonomic risk factors associated with the upper extremities.
- Use the NIOSH Lifting Guidelines and Manual Materials Handling Tables to analyze jobs with ergonomic risk factors associated with the low back.
- Determine post-injury management best practices.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for individuals who desire the necessary knowledge and skills to help reduce work-related musculoskeletal and nerve disorders through application of ergonomic control measures and designs. Individuals benefiting from this course include, but are not limited to, ergonomic team leaders, safety specialists, safety managers, OT and PTs, nurses, industrial hygienists, healthcare professionals, engineers, line managers, and others with responsibilities to reduce ergonomically-related workplace injuries.
We will introduce students to basic ergonomic principles and address topics such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), identifying and prioritizing ergonomic stressors, determining root causes, analysis techniques, developing appropriate control measures, cost justification, and design criteria. This course prepares the participants to work in a team environment to conduct ergonomics assessments for the control of risk factors that cause MSDs.
Course delivery details
The class will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch, snacks, and refreshments will be served daily.
This course is co-instructed by Mr. Eric Gislason of NASP, the leader in innovative safety training, and Dr. James Rethaber of Fit For Work, the industry leader in injury prevention and workplace safety solutions with 350+ partnerships spread out over 1,500+ locations.
Three or more students from the same company will receive a $100 discount per student if they sign up for the same course date and location (may not combine with other promotional discounts).
Certification / Credits
1.6 CEUs are offered for this course. NASP is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education (IACET) to issue CEUs. These will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam.
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National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP)
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