Ergonomics in the Workplace 2.0 - Cal/OSHA

  • 5 topics | 27m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course is designed to provide the basic information needed to recognize and report repetitive motion injuries (RMI) 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 RMIs. This course applies to both office and industrial settings. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/OSHA, regulation, Section 510, Repetitive Motion Injuries. Ergonomics in the Workplace 2.0 - Cal/OSHA was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify characteristics of work-related repetitive motion injuries
  • identify signs and symptoms associated with repetitive motion injuries
  • identify risk factors associated with repetitive motion injuries
  • identify types of controls commonly used to reduce or eliminate repetitive motion injuries in the workplace
  • identify basic techniques for prevention of back injuries


  • Ergonomics and the Musculoskeletal System
  • Signs and Symptoms of Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Risk Factors for Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Control Methods
  • Preventing Back Injuries