The course provides attendees with the knowledge they need to optimize their work methods, improve job setup,  and effectively participate in the sites ergonomics efforts. The interactive training include demonstrations of “good” vs. “poor” technique, and many practical work examples.

 Course Agenda:Stretching poster

 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
  • Optimizing manual materials handling work techniques
  • Workplace stretching


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

Course time: Approx. 1.5 hours

A class size of approx. 50 employees is recommended. Larger class sizes are acceptable.