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Office Ergonomic Analysis and Workplace Design

Controlling Musculoskeletal Injuries

This is a core course within Ergonomic Program Management and an elective within the OH&S Management program. Those attending for program credit must attend all four days and successfully complete the course assignment.

Description

The annual cost of musculoskeletal injuries to Canadian companies in the business service sector is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Understanding the latest Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA), Guideline on Office Ergonomics for office workplace design and the most successful, cost-effective methods of meeting them are a critical component of proactively controlling musculoskeletal injuries and returning employees to work. Knowledge of the most widely used and applicable equipment and technology is a must for anyone wishing to avoid unnecessary product purchases or modifications while controlling risks of musculoskeletal injuries quickly and efficiently. In this course, participants will spend valuable time at a business service sector work site where they will learn how to measure and analyze the demands of office-based work.

During this hands-on experience participants will complete task analyses, measure and document job demands, identify risk factors related to musculoskeletal injuries, in addition to developing solutions to control these risk factors.

Objectives

  • To become familiar with applying the Canadian Standards Association’s Guideline on Office Ergonomics to the design of existing office workplaces
  • To learn how to complete a task analysis and job demands analysis
  • To learn how to identify and quantify risk of musculoskeletal injury
  • To be able to develop and implement solutions to reduce the frequency and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in office environments
  • To help reduce the direct and indirect costs associated with musculoskeletal injuries

Office Ergonomic Analysis and Workplace Design

Controlling Musculoskeletal Injuries

This is a core course within Ergonomic Program Management and an elective within the OH&S Management program. Those attending for program credit must attend all four days and successfully complete the course assignment.

Description

The annual cost of musculoskeletal injuries to Canadian companies in the business service sector is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Understanding the latest Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA), Guideline on Office Ergonomics for office workplace design and the most successful, cost-effective methods of meeting them are a critical component of proactively controlling musculoskeletal injuries and returning employees to work. Knowledge of the most widely used and applicable equipment and technology is a must for anyone wishing to avoid unnecessary product purchases or modifications while controlling risks of musculoskeletal injuries quickly and efficiently. In this course, participants will spend valuable time at a business service sector work site where they will learn how to measure and analyze the demands of office-based work.

During this hands-on experience participants will complete task analyses, measure and document job demands, identify risk factors related to musculoskeletal injuries, in addition to developing solutions to control these risk factors.

Objectives

  • To become familiar with applying the Canadian Standards Association’s Guideline on Office Ergonomics to the design of existing office workplaces
  • To learn how to complete a task analysis and job demands analysis
  • To learn how to identify and quantify risk of musculoskeletal injury
  • To be able to develop and implement solutions to reduce the frequency and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in office environments
  • To help reduce the direct and indirect costs associated with musculoskeletal injuries