FS 020 : Ergonomics and Human Factors in Occupational Safety

FS 020 : Ergonomics and Human Factors in Occupational Safety

  • course description:

    An Introduction into the role and application of ergonomics in a comprehensive safety program. It provides a basic understanding of ergonomic principles in order to identify and correct existing ergonomic problems and to prevent future problems.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - List and discuss the key risk factors that contribute to ergonomic disorders.
    - Conduct an investigation of potential ergonomic disorders in occupational environments.
    - Explain the important ergonomic factors in selecting hand tools.
    - Establish an ergonomics team including participants from all concerned groups.

  • Course outlines:

    - Historical aspects of ergonomic disorders.
    - Overview of ergonomics and ergonomic risk factors.
    - Anthropometrics.
    - NIOSH lifting guide and Manual material handling.
    - Ergonomic problem identification and ergonomic task analysis.
    - Displays, controls and human/machine systems.
    - Light, illumination and other hazards in the work environment.
    - Kinesiology and the study of movement.

  • practical aspects of the course:


  • who should attend?

    - Corporate medical staff.
    - Ergonomists.
    - Human resource professionals.
    - Human factors professionals.
    - Industrial hygienists.
    - Manufacturing and design engineers.
    - Occupational health practitioners.
    - Physical and occupational therapists.
    - Safety and health managers and engineers.

  • duration:

    3 Days


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