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Ergonomics

Practical Ergonomics: A Tool Kit and Program Plan

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

Learning Objectives: You will learn to:

  • Apply simple ergonomic principles and procedures to reduce the risk of injury to the muscles, tendons, nerves and joints of the arms, back and legs
  • Utilize accepted guidelines for safe levels of force, posture, and repetition (these guidelines will also apply directly to critical behavior inventories for the ergonomics component of behavior-based safety programs)
  • Use video of real work tasks and equipment to assess risk factors and determine practical cost effective ergonomic improvements
  • Apply the ergonomic tool kit to accident investigation, safety audits, and workstation evaluation
  • Utilize the web and other resources provided on the course CD-ROM
  • Employ proven methods to get management and employee buy-in
  • Set up an ergonomic program that meets existing ergonomic standards (Washington and California)

Seminar Description
This course will introduce a proven program that reduces strain, fatigue and body reaction injuries. The ergonomic tool kit provided is practical and applies to a wide range of jobs and personal tasks. Jobs and tasks that will be addressed include delivery and warehousing; retail services such as clerks, food and hospitality services; maintenance including janitorial and mechanical tasks; energy and telecommunications jobs; and computer workstations. Bring a video of problems, jobs, or solutions. Your video can be used for application of the ergonomic techniques learned in this class (be sure the video is VHS standard cassette).

Movement Safety: Preventing Back Injuries, Slips/Trips/Falls, and Hand Injuries

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

Movement related injuries potentially affect a large range of workers in many industries worldwide. They can also play a major contributing role with "accident repeaters".

Common and costly movement-related injuries - to the back, hands and arms, neck, shoulders and knees - have similar contributing causes and similar solutions.

This seminar will help participants better understand and apply prevention strategies in a practical manner. Emphasis is on methods for encouraging employees to take personal control of their own safety and maximize safe movement. Principles of body usage will help in tool and workstation design.

By incorporating specific safe behaviors - on and off the job - employees of many Fortune 500 companies in a range of industries have shown significant and lasting increases in safety result, judgment, personal responsibility and morale.

Focus of this upbeat, interactive program is on proven methods for:

  • Cutting back injuries
  • Reducing cumulative trauma disorders
  • Reducing finger, hand, and wrist injuries
  • Preventing injuries from slips, trips, and falls
  • Getting upper management aboard

While simultaneously:

  • Demonstrating immediate improvements
  • Promoting personal responsibility for strains and sprains
  • Boosting morale
  • Encouraging employee involvement and employee-management safety communications

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess your organization's safety needs regarding sprains, strains, slips/falls, cumulative trauma
  • Get innovative, proven effective methods for reducing injuries while changing safety culture
  • Plan a consistent program for sizably cutting injuries that saves time
  • Persuade upper management to support these safety efforts

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for safety managers, coordinators, committee members, and other internal safety leaders, as well as management safety champions. This course is not designed for the needs of insurance professionals or external consultants. This is not a train-the-trainer course.

Ergonomics as a Loss Control Measure

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

This course will address how to avoid losses that result from being unaware of the negative affects of incorrect ergonomic practices in the workplace. Jobs that will be addressed include distribution jobs such as delivery and warehousing; retail services such as clerks, food service, and hospitality; maintenance services including janitorial and mechanical; energy and telecommunications jobs; and computer workstations. Bring a video of problems, jobs, or solutions. Your video can be used for application of risk reduction and productivity improvement methods learned (be sure the video is VHS standard cassette).

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn to set up an ergonomic program that meets or exceeds the proposed OSHA standard
  • View and analyze numerous examples of ergonomic improvements to determine which have the greatest value for your organization
  • Measure the need and economic cost-benefits of new ergonomic improvements
  • Practice rules of thumb for safe levels of force, posture, and repetition. These will also apply directly to critical behavior inventories for the ergonomics component of behavior-based safety programs
  • Employ proven methods to get management and employee buy in

Who Should Attend: Managers, committee members, and professionals with ergonomic responsibilities.