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Ergonomic Analysis and Workplace Design

Controlling Musculoskeletal Injuries in Manufacturing/Processing Environments

This is a core course within the above program.

Description

The annual cost of musculoskeletal injuries to Canadian manufacturing and processing companies is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Documenting and analyzing job demands are a critical component of proactively controlling musculoskeletal injuries and returning employees to work. They are also necessary for optimizing the selection and integration of new technology in addition to identifying training requirements. In this course, participants travel to a work site where they will learn how to apply specific tools and techniques used to measure and analyze job demands to optimize the design of the workplace. Participants will receive hands-on experience completing task analyses, measuring and documenting job demands, identifying risk factors related to musculoskeletal injuries, as well as developing solutions to control these risk factors.

Objectives/Benefits

  • To become familiar with applying the science of ergonomics to the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • To be able to complete a task analysis and job demands analysis
  • To become competent with using various data collection tools to assess and measure posture, force, repetition, lighting, etc.
  • To learn how to apply common ergonomic risk analysis tools used for identifying and quantifying risk of musculoskeletal injury
  • To be able to develop and implement a set of solutions to control the risk of musculoskeletal injury

Ergonomic Analysis and Workplace Design

Controlling Musculoskeletal Injuries in Manufacturing/Processing Environments

This is a core course within the above program.

Description

The annual cost of musculoskeletal injuries to Canadian manufacturing and processing companies is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Documenting and analyzing job demands are a critical component of proactively controlling musculoskeletal injuries and returning employees to work. They are also necessary for optimizing the selection and integration of new technology in addition to identifying training requirements. In this course, participants travel to a work site where they will learn how to apply specific tools and techniques used to measure and analyze job demands to optimize the design of the workplace. Participants will receive hands-on experience completing task analyses, measuring and documenting job demands, identifying risk factors related to musculoskeletal injuries, as well as developing solutions to control these risk factors.

Objectives/Benefits

  • To become familiar with applying the science of ergonomics to the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • To be able to complete a task analysis and job demands analysis
  • To become competent with using various data collection tools to assess and measure posture, force, repetition, lighting, etc.
  • To learn how to apply common ergonomic risk analysis tools used for identifying and quantifying risk of musculoskeletal injury
  • To be able to develop and implement a set of solutions to control the risk of musculoskeletal injury