COURSE: ERGONOMICS TRAINING COURSE
COURSE CODE: ERGT 111
Webster’s New World Dictionary (College Edition) defines ergonomics as “The Study of the problems of people in adjusting to their environment; especially the science that seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the individual worker. Ergonomics may also be thought of as the science of fitting the job to the individual worker. When there is a mismatch between the physical requirements of the job and the physical capacity of the worker, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can result.
Who is at risk?
Workers who must repeat the same motion throughout their workday, who must do their work in an awkward position, who must use a great deal of force to perform their jobs, who must repeatedly lift heavy objects or who face a combination of these risk factors are most likely to develop MSDs. The level of risk depends on how long a worker is exposed to these conditions, how often they are exposed, and the level of exposure.
Ergonomics – What is it?
The interaction of the three risk factor areas
The impact of ergonomics
What are the statistics?
Risk factors inherent in the worker
Discussion of the Musculoskeletal System
Risk factors associated with age and gender
Risk factors associated with smoking and physical activity
Risk factors associated with strength, anthropometry
isk factors inherent in the task
Design to reduce risk factors
Risk factors – force, segmental vibration, repetition
Risk factors – duration, recovery time, posture
Risk factors – velocity/acceleration, exertion
Risk Factors Inherent in The Environment
Risk factors – heat and cold stress
Risk factors – whole body vibration
Risk factors – lighting and noise
Risk factors – psychosocial
Controlling risk factors
Personal protective equipment
Workers who must repeat the same motion throughout their workday, who must do their work in an awkward position, who must use a great deal of force to perform their jobs, who must repeatedly lift heavy objects or who face a combination of these risk factors.
Digital in-focus projector to display lecture slides Class room session to include ergonomics desktop computer films Course manual for all participants; Practical exercise simulations in class At the end of the course participants shall be issued a certificate
Participant per Class
Every three years
Health: All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course commencement. Commencement Date: Course scheduled on request – please contact our Training Manager on 08038873527 or visit www.workplacesafetynig.com/calendar to view our training calendar