When people think of Ergonomics they think of a desk, chair, and computer, all properly aligned to fit the individual. Although this is true, Ergonomics is also the adjustment of a workplace to improve worker comfort and performance. This course will cover the following learning objectives:
Musculoskeletal Disorders are caused by repetitive actions that cause injury to the body over time. Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders can include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and even back strain if your posture is poor while you perform a repetitive task.
The leading contributor to ergonomic issues is how your workplace is arranged. You cannot work safely if you are uncomfortable while you work. If your work produces strain, talk with your supervisor to find a way to rearrange your tools and space so the strain is alleviated.
Workplaces are one of the leading causes of injuries, especially when it is not tailored to your specific height and work needs. How you sit, stand, and reach all play a role in your body’s health and comfort. Recognizing your specific needs and arranging your work space and its tools to make things more accessible are keys to working safely.
This course is 6 minutes and 53 seconds in length. All DVDs include additional training materials for print, including a leadership guide, course exam and course answer sheet.