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Workplace Ergonomics for Injury Prevention


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An employer that is committed to the health and safety of their employees understands the value of an effective workplace ergonomics program, which can maintain and even increase productivity. Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics is a two-day soft skills training course for trainers to teach about the susceptibility of the human body when it’s exposed to repetitive strain. Topics include: the basic principles of ergonomics, how to design an ergonomic workstation, ergonomic practices for common postures and movements, how to identify ergonomic hazards and minimize their effects, and much more.

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How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Getting Started

What is Ergonomics?

Legislation and Regulatory Bodies

Session Three: The Role of Ergonomics in Your Workplace

A Plan for Everyone

Case Studies

Session Four: The Ergonomic Assessment Cycle

Session Five: Identifying and Assessing Ergonomic Hazards

How to Identify Ergonomic Hazards

An Assessment Toolkit

Case Study: The Acme Widget Company

Session Six: Developing a Plan to Address Ergonomic Issues

Three Key Methods


Session Seven: Identifying and Implementing Solutions

Where to Find Ideas?

Making Connections

Session Eight: Obtaining Employee Buy-In

Change Management 101


Session Nine: Tips for Successful Implementation

Session Ten: Reviewing Your Ergonomics Program

Session Eleven: Basic Ergonomic Principles

Session Twelve: Optimal Sitting and Standing

Best Practices for Sitting

Best Practices for Standing

Identifying Areas for Improvement

Session Thirteen: Safe Lifting and Transporting

Lifting Safely

Transporting Materials Safely

Session Fourteen: Ergonomic Workstations


Making Connections

Session Fifteen: Safe Tool Selection and Use

Safe Tool Design

Making Connections

Vibration Considerations

Session Sixteen: Creating an Ergonomic Environment

See the Light!

Breathe the Air!

Hear the Sounds!

Session Seventeen: Bringing It All Together


Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan

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