Ergonomics in the Workplace 2.0

  • 5 topics | 19m 59s
  • Up to 30 languages
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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. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. 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 musculoskeletal disorders
  • identify signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • identify risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • identify types of controls commonly used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
  • identify basic techniques for prevention of back injuries


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