Employee Awareness

Course time: Approx. 1 hour

A class size of up to 30 attendees is recommended. Larger classes acceptable.

The ergonomic awareness session provides employees with the knowledge they need to optimize their work methods, improve physical technique, and effectively participate in the sites ergonomics efforts. The training will be interactive and include several demonstrations of “good” vs. “poor” technique. Biofeedback demonstrations may be used to illustrate techniques for minimize upper extremity and lower back stress. The training may be customized with video, photos and examples of work methods from the site may be used. A max class size is of up to 25 employees is recommended. Larger class sizes are acceptable.

 Course Agenda:

 Introduction to Ergonomics

  • Definition of Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics program components & objectives
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Ergonomics risk factors
  • Demonstration (biofeedback)

How the Body Works  &  Improving Work Technique

  • Muscle effort and reducing fatigue potential
  • Simple anatomy of the upper extremities
  • Optimizing upper extremity work technique
  • Simple anatomy of the torso and spine
  • Demonstration (biofeedback)
  • Optimizing manual materials handling work techniques


  • Employee’s roles & responsibilities
  • Applying techniques at work and at home
  • Discussion