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Workplace Ergonomics - Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics

Cutting Wood

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 content, you will learn how to make your environment as ergonomic as possible in order to make daily tasks easier on your body and mind.

Outcomes:


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