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Ergonomics training for supervisors and engineers will discuss the common issues they encounter in their daily activities. This training will help them realize that some injuries and work issues like poor work quality could be a consequence of an exposure to an ergonomic stressor. The training will discuss ergonomic stressors relative to their respective jobs and how these stressors can be corrected. Information on how to manage ergonomic stressors relative to workplace layout,adequate ventilation, and workers’ comfort among others will be provided in this training. This training will enable supervisors and engineers to identify critical workplace factors that can affect their workers’ productivity and performance.

RATIONALE:

Supervisors and engineers should at all times be active participants in preventing injuries to themselves and others. They need to be aware of the potential hazards of all forms that can cause injury and the appropriate controls that will manage these hazards, as such the need to understand the ergonomic stressors and the human factors that can threaten their and their workers being. When it comes to correcting ergonomic stressors, there is a need to alter the work environment and work setting and processes to prevent injury and to avoid unnecessary risk. These actions and behaviours are common elements of a sustained safety culture and are essential components of an effective ergonomics program, in which supervisors and engineers play a very important role.

OBJECTIVES:
Ergonomics Training for Engineers and Supervisors will enable participants to:
  • Define human factors and discuss the effects of ergonomics stressors;
  • Learn Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs) and what cause them;
  • Spot ergonomic risk factors;
  • Conduct ergonomics survey and recommend control measures; and
  • Develop Ergonomics Program for his/her department.
CONTENTS:
  • Review of Ergonomics and Components of Ergonomics
  • Review of Ergonomics Risk Factors
  • The Work Environment (Layout, Comfort Ventilation & Illumination)
  • Hazards of the Job (Workstation, Hand Tools & Equipment)
  • Workers concerns (Workshop)
  • Correcting Ergonomics Risk Factors (Workshop)
  • Ergonomics at Video Display Terminals
  • Developing an Ergonomics Checklist and How to Use It
  • Identifying Ergonomic Hazards at Workstations
  • Conducting an Ergonomic Inspection
  • Workshop