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Ergonomics is an applied science which studies how to match the job to the worker. Ergonomics is concerned with preventing pain and injuries related to factors such as pace of work, the strain on joints and muscles, and the effects of posture. This course provides a practical introduction to office ergonomics, focusing specifically on issues and injuries related to the use of computers and other office equipment.
The goal of the course is to give you information to help apply ergonomic solutions in your workplace.
- Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
- Stages of MSDs
- MSD risks
- Assessing ergonomic hazards
- The workstation
- Work methods and organization
- The worker
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to
- Recognize MSD hazards and the early signs of discomfort
- Assess the risks related to MSD hazards
- Control hazards by eliminating or reducing risk factors that lead to MSDs
Note that this e-course on its own may not meet training requirements for office ergonomics in all jurisdictions. It should be supplemented by further instruction and hands-on training that is specific to your jurisdiction, job, worksite and equipment.
Average time to complete this course is 40 - 60 minutes.
- Workers, managers and supervisors
- Health and safety representatives and professionals
- Human resources professional
CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course lets you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience.
During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.
Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.
Also available in French.
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CCOHS eLearning Satisfaction Survey Results, April 2015 - May 2016