Office Ergonomics

  • 5 topics | 18m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
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 employees and employers in office and administrative settings. Learner objectives are to define terms related to the study of ergonomics; recognize signs and symptoms of injury to the muscles and skeleton and the importance of early reporting; identify risk factors for injury to the muscles and skeleton; specify controls and work practices to reduce or eliminate risk factors for injury to the muscles and skeleton; and specify how to report MSD signs, symptoms, and how employers are required to address them. 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 early signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries
  • identify risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • identify practices that can cause back injuries
  • identify controls commonly used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
  • identify the role of furniture and equipment in ergonomics


  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Risk Factors
  • Back Injury
  • Control Methods