Office Ergonomics Training Course

Average length of time to complete course: 45 minutes

Certification: Valid for two years.

Course Description

Overuse and “wear and tear” injuries continue to be among the most costly work related injuries in industry today. These pains and strains can range from mild discomfort or lead to severe pain and disability.

Our office ergonomics course identifies the risk factors associated with poor ergonomic positioning but more importantly the controls necessary to prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) from occurring.

Course Modules

Introduction

  • Cost of ergonomic injuries to industry

Ergonomics Defined

  • Physical and biomechanical safety of workers
  • Physical ergonomics
  • Cognitive ergonomics
  • Organizational ergonomics
  • Institute of work & health

Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Lost time claims statistics
  • Tendonitis, vibration, white finger, nerve compression disorders
  • Tenosynovitis, Epicondylitis, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, pronator teres syndromes

Identifying Risk Factors

  • Force, repetition, posture, duration, contact stress
  • Lifting techniques, typing

Ergonomic Guidelines

  • Importance, frequency of use, function, sequence, sufficient space

Workstation Layout

  • Ergonomic desk design & layout
  • Monitor, keyboard * mouse
  • Seating, desk, telephone & lighting
  • Task design

Regulations Review

  • Select jurisdiction of workplace [which province, or Federal]
  • Review regulations and guidelines that apply

For Federal and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, please see sidebar.

To order your online Office Ergonomics Training Course today, click here.

For information on how the Learning Management System works, please read the LMS Instruction Sheet.

This course is also available in French: Cours de formation sur l’Ergonomie au Bureau