Ergonomics

Ergonomics Training will help employees (plant workers and office staff alike) realize how our bodies interact with the physical components of our work environment, how our bodies can be injured when we fail to cope with the different level of difficulties that we encounter in our jobs, and how ergonomic stressors result to Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs), including the mitigating measures we need to implement to prevent CTDs from occurring.


Rationale:
If you mention on-the-job injuries, people are likely to think of accidents that involve traumatic injuries; such as fractures, abrasions, burns, or other clearly visible damage to the human body. But in fact, the fastest-growing category of workplace injuries involves damage that is much harder to see; injuries that are caused by repetitive motion and bio-mechanical stresses.In today’s highly complex, rapidly changing business environment, people in all types of work are at greater risk for these types of injuries. The most common types of injuries are Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs). Workplaces traditionally have been designed to move products or support machines efficiently. Since people have always seemed so adaptable, how they fit into the workplace has received less attention. But because of the increasing number of injuries caused by repetitive motion, excessive force and awkward postures, ergonomics has become a critical factor in workplace safety.“Basics of Ergonomics” will help your workers understand ergonomics, they will learn the risk factors and how they are controlled. Your workers will be prepared to apply ergonomic concepts to their jobs and to actively support and contribute to your company’s ergonomic program.
OBJECTIVES
Ergonomics Training will enable participants to:

• Explain the concept of ergonomics
• Understand the basic principle of ergonomics;
• Recognize Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD) and ergonomic risk factors; and
• Describe how ergonomics program reduces risk factors and learn different intervention techniques.
CONTENTS
• Workplace Safety (Hazard Identification)
• Concept of Ergonomics
• Ergonomic Factors
• Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD)
• Prevention Strategies
• Ergonomics at the Office
• Health Consideration
• Evaluation of Work Station
• Video Display Terminal (VDT) Selection
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