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Manager/Supervisor

Course time: 3.5-4 hours

A class size of up to 30 attendees is recommended.

Course Goals and Objectives

The manager/supervisor ergonomic training is designed to provide the line management team with the knowledge needed to recognize ergonomic risks, identify opportunities for improvement and reinforce proper employee technique. The session covers the basic principles of ergonomics including biomechanics, work physiology, very basic anatomy and ergonomic design principles. A review of ergonomic best practices including the roles & responsibilities are covered. At the completion of the course the attendees will be able to recognize potential ergonomic issues within their work areas and provide guidance on corrective actions. The session can be customized to include examples from the operations.

At the completion of the course the manager/supervisor attendees will be able to recognize potential ergonomic issues within their work areas and provide guidance on corrective actions.

Agenda: 

Introduction to Ergonomics and Biomechanics

  • Definitions of Applied Ergonomics
  • Costs of Workers Compensation, Absenteeism
  • Case Studies of Effective Ergonomics Programs
  • Workplace examples

Form and Function of the Body Related to Work Design

  • Basic Anatomy of the Human Body
  • Upper Extremity and Back Biomechanics
  • Simple Biomechanics
  • Applied Anthropometry
  • Strength and fatigue

Ergonomic Risk Factors and Injury Potential

  • Commonly Occurring CTDs (Definition and Type)
  • Workplace Risk Factors (Posture, Force, Repetition, Vibration, Contact Stress, Environment)
  • Home Environment
  • Manual Materials Handling (NIOSH)

Improving Workplace Ergonomics

  • Effective Policies & Procedures
  • Workplace Evaluation (Risk Factor Checklists)
  • Hazard Abatement (Engineering/Administrative Controls)
  • Training & Education
  • Medical Case Management
  • Case Studies in Ergonomics

Questions and Answers