Ergonomics is the science that addresses workers' performance and well-being in relation to their work, workplace, tools, equipment and environment. Ergonomic considerations include body positioning, indoor air quality, noise and lighting levels, and the use of video display terminals.
This course provides practical information on:
identifying potential ergonomic hazards in the work environment
implementing and monitoring an ergonomic program
back injury and repetitive strain injury prevention
meeting current regulatory requirements
Describe the general role that ergonomics plays in occupational health.
Be familiar with basic biomechanical principles involved in the use of the upper limbs and lower spine.
Perform a risk evaluation to identify potential risk factors in the workplace.
Outline the specific features of activities that create risk to the worker.
Outline a basic strategy to reduce risk in a problem you have identified in a workplace.
Admission to the certificate program in Environmental and Occupational Health.
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