Workplace Ergonomics - Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics Course Outline

Workplace Ergonomics - Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics

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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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