Students may register and start the online course at almost anytime within the term, and then have until the end of the term to complete the class. A welcome email with login credentials will be sent within three (3) business days of registration.
This course introduces the student to the application of ergonomic principles to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Topics include anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, workstation design, and workplace physical stressors, such as force, repetition, vibration and environment. Course highlights include (1) application workshop using the NIOSH lifting equation, (2) practical application of ergonomic checklists in the review of jobs, workstations and/or equipment, and (3) coverage of OSHA's policy on ergonomics. Minimum student contact hours: 18
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