Course Goals and Objectives:

The goal of this course is to inform a company’s leadership regarding the application of ergonomics in their facility. The course covers the Best Practices for an ergonomics program and provides strategy for developing and implementing a program. Topics include departmental roles & responsibilities, cost/benefit, tracking program metrics, legal considerations and case studies.


Introduction to Ergonomics

  • Definitions of Applied Ergonomics
  • The Ergonomic Risk Factors (Force, Posture, Repetition, Vibration, Environment, Contact Stress, Personal)
  • Current and Proposed Legislation/Regulations (OSHA, ANSI, ISO)
  • Costs of Workers Compensation, Absenteeism
  • Case Studies of Effective Ergonomics Programs
  • Workplace examples

Implementing an Ergonomics Program

  • Risks & Strategies
  • Effective Policies & Procedures
  • Staff Roles & Responsibilities
  • Workplace Evaluation (Risk Factor Checklists)
  • Hazard Abatement (Engineering/Administrative Controls)
  • Training & Education
  • Medical Case Management
  • Tracking Program Metrics

Strategy Discussion