OHS 4 - Ergonomics for Injury Prevention and Accommodation

Ergonomics plays a key role in the prevention of occupational injuries and vocational rehabilitation of injured workers. Ergonomics (or human factors) is concerned with interactions among humans and other elements of a system (e.g. tools, equipment, products, tasks, organization, technology, and environment). By designing ergonomic work environments, human well-being and overall system performance are optimized. This course will outline the philosophy of ergonomics, as well as the guidance and methods needed to provide a structured framework for work and workplace evaluations designed for injury prevention and accommodation. Participants will gain a basic understanding of ergonomics and will develop preliminary skills needed in the application of a human-centered systems approach to evaluating work and designing appropriate interventions. This course will examine the skills necessary in characterizing a job through task analysis and job demands analysis, including the use of specific tools for physical exposure assessment of the upper extremities and back; and the use of a participatory approach to designing and justifying interventions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss prevention of occupational injuries and vocational rehabilitation of injured workers
  • Learn how ergonomics are concerned with interactions among humans and other elements of a system
  • Learn how overall system performance is optimized
  • Outlines the philosophy of ergonomics, as well as the guidance and methods needed to provide a structured framework for work and workplace evaluations
  • Learn injury prevention and accommodation strategies
  • Gain a basic understanding of ergonomics and develop preliminary skills needed in the application of systematic approaches to evaluating workplace injury prevention
Instructor: Price:
$765.00
Location:
Prince George
Session:
Fall 2017
Date & Time:
17 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017
  • Class times: 8:00am-4:30pm
Registration Deadline:
November 7, 2017

Details

Course Materials

Course materials for each module will be provided in a downloadable, digital format. Students will be provided a web link and access information for their program after they have registered and paid. Furthermore, they may or may not be required to print these documents and bring them to class. It is recommended that students use a laptop to view the course materials during class.