Let’s get this straight: The job should fit the worker, not the other way around. Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners benefit from a solid understanding of ergonomics and what it can do to prevent workplace injuries.

Ergonomics (also called human factors) matches workplace conditions and job demands to the worker’s ability to improve safety and productivity. It’s particularly valuable for reducing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), which cause significant suffering and cost in many workplaces. In this course, you will learn about the different areas of study, standards, and approaches involved in ergonomics. It will sharpen your ability to spot ergonomic hazards. You will also discover how ergonomics processes fit into the overall occupational health and safety management system of an organization.

You Will Learn How To

  • Define ergonomics and its place within the elements and processes of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)
  • Describe MSIs, how to recognize them, and the MSI hazard identification process
  • Recognize different ergonomic hazards in the workplace, including organizational and personal factors that affect them
  • Perform risk analysis to choose and prioritize the best risk control strategies for specific workplace situations

You Will Learn By

  • Completing the online lessons, which include text, images, interactive activities, and instructional videos
  • Reading textbook chapters and other materials
  • Taking Lesson Quizzes
  • Submitting the Lesson Assignment
  • Taking the Final Quiz

To learn more, take a look at the syllabus for this course.

UNBC course instructors bring expertise from sectors such as mining, forestry and facilities.  They are keen teachers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with employees and employers alike.

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