The human body is a fragile system, and we put many demands on it every day. Activities such as reaching to get supplies from 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 ergonomically friendly as possible in order to make daily tasks easier on your body and mind.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define ergonomics and its related terms
  • Identify where to obtain ergonomics information for your region
  • Describe the basic principles of ergonomics
  • Explain ergonomic practices for sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling
  • Design an ergonomic workstation
  • Identify important ergonomic features of tools and machines
  • Recognize why movement is important to prevent injury
  • Explain the role that environmental factors (such as sound, air quality, and light) play in ergonomics
  • Identify how ergonomics can be incorporated into your workplace
  • Assess your environment for ergonomic hazards, create ways to resolve those issues, and plan for implementation
  • Demonstrate how to review and evaluate your ergonomic efforts

How You Will Benefit:

  • Reduced risk of workplace injury
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Improved employee morale and retention
  • Reduced costs
  • Stronger employer-employee relationships

Who Should Attend:

Human Resource Professionals or individuals responsible for office health and safety

Prerequisites: None

Course Format: Live instructor led (synchronous)

Course Duration: 8 hours

Course Information


This course does not have any sections.