Course Details

Previous Page


Ergonomics in the Workplace - Canada


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number



Overview/Description
This course is designed to provide the basic information needed to recognize and report musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) signs, symptoms, and risk factors. It addresses the key components of an ergonomics program and provides information to assist both employees and employers in minimizing the risk of developing work-related MSDs. This course applies to both office and industrial settings. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice standards. Learner objectives are to define terms related to the study of ergonomics, recognize signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders, identify risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders, and identify controls commonly used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Target Audience
All persons who have work activities that involve physical efforts involving lifting and handling materials or objects or actions that involve repetitive motions or other procedures that may be related to MSDs, and employers who may be responsible for implementing an ergonomics program

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Ergonomics in the Workplace - Canada

  • define terms related to the study of ergonomics
  • recognize what may be affected by musculoskeletal disorders
  • identify signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • identify risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • identify practices that result in musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
  • identify engineering controls commonly used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
  • recognize how furniture and equipment can be used to control ergonomic hazards in the workplace
  • identify administrative controls commonly used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
  • Course Number:
    ehs_hsf_a19_sh_enus