Office Ergonomics (English) (1 hour)

Office Ergonomics (English) (1 hour)

A practical introduction to office ergonomics, focusing on issues and injuries related to the use of computers and other office equipment.






Disponible en français


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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.

Topics include

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Stages of MSDs
  • MSD risks
  • Assessing ergonomic hazards
  • The workstation
  • Work methods and organization
  • The worker
  • Exercises

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.

Recomended for

  • Workers, managers and supervisors
  • Health and safety representatives and professionals
  • Human resources professional



Review Proccess

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.

Delivery Method

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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  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %

L'ergonomie au bureau (français) (1 heure)

L'ergonomie au bureau (français) (1 heure)

Une introduction pratique à l'ergonomie au bureau, axée sur les problèmes et les blessures liés à l'utilisation des ordinateurs et autres équipements de bureau.

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