Ergonomics Training

131-01 Ergonomics in an Office Environment

When you complete this lesson, you will understand ergonomics and the disorders related to it. In addition, you will be able to recognize ergonomic hazards in an office environment and determine ways to mitigate these hazards.

  • Describe the purpose of ergonomics
  • Determine disorders associated with ergonomic hazards
  • Identify common injuries associated with work related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Explain ways to mitigate ergonomic hazards
  • Determine factors that can cause ergonomic related injuries
  • Discuss the importance of proper workstation design
  • Demonstrate proper workstation use
  • Evaluate your workstation for ergonomic hazards

131-02 Ergonomics in an Industrial Environment

When you complete this lesson, you will understand ergonomics and the disorders related to it. In addition, you will be able to recognize ergonomic hazards in an industrial environment and determine ways to mitigate these hazards.

  • Describe the purpose of ergonomics
  • Determine disorders associated with ergonomic hazards
  • Identify common injuries associated with work related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Explain ways to mitigate ergonomic hazard
  • Determine factors that can cause ergonomic related injuries
  • Discuss sources of industrial ergonomic hazards
  • Identify industrial factors that may cause ergonomic hazards
  • Describe ways to minimize task-specific ergonomic hazards
  • Demonstrate proper tool selection for specific tasks

131-03 Proper Lifting Techniques

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to utilize proper lifting techniques when performing manual material handling tasks. In addition, you will be able to employ techniques to help prevent back injuries.

  • Describe manual material handling activities in a work environment and everyday situations
  • Identify variables that are required for the NIOSH Lifting Equation
  • Discuss risk factors associated with manual material handling tasks
  • Explain techniques that can be utilized to help prevent back injuries
  • Determine common administrative and engineering controls to help prevent lifting injuries
  • Demonstrate proper techniques when performing a lift alone
  • Explain the proper technique when performing a lift with a team
  • Discuss the disadvantages of using a back belt in an industrial environment