Let's get this straight: The job should fit the worker, not the other way around. Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners benefit from a solid understanding of ergonomics and what it can do to prevent workplace injuries.
Ergonomics (also called human factors) matches workplace conditions and job demands to the worker's ability to improve safety and productivity. It's particularly valuable for reducing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), which cause significant suffering and cost in many workplaces. In this course, you will learn about the different areas of study, standards, and approaches involved in ergonomics. It will sharpen your ability to spot ergonomic hazards. You will also discover how ergonomics processes fit into the overall occupational health and safety management system of an organization.
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You Will Learn How To:
- Define ergonomics and its place within the elements and processes of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)
- Describe MSIs, how to recognize them, and the MSI hazard identification process
- Recognize different ergonomic hazards in the workplace, including organizational and personal factors that affect them
- Perform risk analysis to choose and prioritize the best risk control strategies for specific workplace situations
Who should attend:
Students interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety, and small employers that want to ensure OH&S practices are being implemented in their organization.
Requirements: PC is Recommended for better user experience. Mac is also supported.
Textbook: Occupational Health and Safety; Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice Author - Dianne E.G. Dyck Publisher - Lexis Nexis, 2015 ISBN - 978-0-433-47896-6
(You will use this book for all of the courses)