Workplace Ergonomics


The human body is a fragile system, and we put many demands on it every day. Activities like reaching to get supplies off a shelf, sitting in front of a computer for hours every day, and moving heavy products around the shop can all take a toll on our bodies. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to make your environment as ergonomic as possible.


Course Outline

  • The role of ergonomics in your workplace
  • The ergonomics in your workplace
  • Identifying and assessing ergonomics hazards
  • Developing a plan to address ergonomic issues
  • Identifying and implementing solutions
  • Obtaining employee buy-in
  • Tips for successful implementation
  • Reviewing your ergonomics program
  • Basic ergonomic principles
  • Optimal sitting and standing
  • Safe liftingand tramsporting
  • Ergonomic workstation and safe tool selection and use Creating an ergonomic environment
  • Bringing it all together

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how ergonomics can be incorporated into their workplace;
  • Assess their environment for ergonomic hazards, create ways to resolve those issues, and plan for implementation
  • Outline ergonomic practices for sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling;
  • Design an ergonomic workstation; and
  • Understand the role that environmental factors(such as sound, air quality, and light) play in ergonomics


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