The objective is to raise the employee awareness of proper ergonomic technique and provide them with the knowledge to optimize their setup. This service is very effective for reaching large numbers of employees over a short period of time.
The format of this program includes an instructor led interactive session running between 45 min to 1 hour in length. Prior to the session the ergonomist would walk through the facility to become familiar with the environment, setups and equipment in use at the site. The training session would potentially utilize a workstation, chairs and accessories from the company’s office to demonstrate proper setup.
Upon completion of the session, employees will be able to:
- Minimize ergonomic-related risks through proper work techniques.
- Minimize ergonomic-related risks through workplace adjustments or changes.
- Actively participate in the organization’s ergonomic efforts.
- Recognize ergonomics opportunities within their office setting.
The program agenda is as follows:
Awareness Training Session Agenda
Introduction to Ergonomics • Employee roles and responsibilities • Simple anatomy and biomechanics of the human body • Controlling ergonomic-related risk factors in the office environment • Recognizing contributing factors from the home environment • Setting up an ergonomically correct workstation • Examining workplace examples