February 18 - February 25, 2022

Course Overview

  • Introduce ergonomics (muscular-skeletal disorders, manual handling, etc.)
  • Learn to apply ergonomics in the design of work, equipment and the workplace including social and legal concerns

Learning Outcomes

  • Optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of activities in the workplace using ergonomic solutions
  • Understand ergonomic risk assessments and appropriate control measures
  • Understand the causes of upper limb disorders and how to reduce them
  • Understand the impacts of workplace layout and equipment design
  • Appreciate environmental aspects of good ergonomic design

Course Content

* Overview of Ergonomics : Principles, Biological ergonomics, Psychology, Developing work strategy

* Ergonomics Methods & Techniques: Work Design, Risk assessment, Measurement and information gathering,

* Musculoskeletal Disorders: Manual Handling, WRULD

* Workplace, Job and Product Design: Layout and equipment design; Controls, displays and information

* Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment: Lighting, noise, thermal, Clothing, PPE

* Standards and Social Aspects: Standards, selection and training, Instruction and supervision,