This course will familiarize participants with the application of ergonomic principles for the reduction of musculoskeletal stress and strain in the workplace with the goal of controlling or preventing workplace musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Participants will conduct a task analysis of jobs to identify risk factors and present plans for worker protection. They will learn to describe the impact of job and workplace design; identify workplace characteristics that may contribute to cumulative trauma disorders; develop controls for job, workstation, and equipment design to reduce the potential for musculoskeletal injury; and analyze manual lifting tasks to estimate reasonable lifting limits. The principles of ergonomic design and the requirements for materiel acquisition are discussed.
Please note: A percentage of 80% or higher is considered passing for the test associated with this online course. Upon completion and passing the test, you will be able to download a certification of completion. You will only have one opportunity to pass the test. If you do not pass the test, you will be required to register and pay again to retake the course and test.