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This class provides an overview of the science of ergonomics and its application in the workplace. Ergonomic hazards are a common safety risk that may be present in any work environment. Not all ergonomic risks are apparent, and many can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Vibration, poor posture or positioning, and repetitive motion are common ergonomic hazards. Back injuries are the most common workplace injuries, and the majority of work-related back injuries are caused by unsafe lifting techniques. Even computer tasks can cause MSDs over time. Ergonomic solutions should be tailored to the individual employee performing the job or task.

Ergonomic programs are an effective way for any employer to increase employee safety, decrease injury and illness, reduce sick time, boost employee morale, and reduce turnover rates. Implementing proper ergonomics in the workplace increases productivity and reduces the cost of sick leave, hiring, and new employee training.

  • Difficulty: Beginner

  • Format: Online

  • Number of Lessons: 17

  • Language: English

  • 30 Day Access from Date of Purchase

Ergonomics 102

SKU: 160080
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