HEA-12-22 Workplace 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 you will 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
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