OSHA 2250 - Principles of Ergonomics Applied to Work-Related Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders (OSX 958)
This course covers the use of ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control work place conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Topics include work physiology, anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, use of video display terminals, and risk factors such as vibration, temperature, material handling, repetition, and lifting and transfers in health care. Course emphasis is on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of work stations and equipment, laboratory sessions in manual lifting, and coverage of current OSHA compliance policies.
· In this course you will:
o learn the history and basic principles of ergonomics, the applied science of matching occupational work to the physical limits of the worker while not impeding and possibly streamlining the work.
o Learn body mechanics, basic anatomy, physiology and anthropometrics of the human body as it applies to workplace stressors
o Learn the use of accident cost analysis to identify a company's injury profile by person, location, task, nature, cost and severity, and to justify intervention to management on a cost/benefit basis.
o Review Federal and State ergonomic activity and standards, the influence of the insurance industry, and the use of ergonomics consultants will be reviewed. The benefits of multidisciplinary ergonomics ad hoc teams will be discussed.
o Participate in discussions of 'ergonomic' influences in a number of consumer products.
o Review actual ergonomic solution case studies and perform several in-class ergonomic inspections.
|Dates||Time||Meetings||Location||Fee||CSUDH CRS #|
|3/4-6||8 am - 5 pm||3||CSUDH||$650||TBA|
|6/24-26||8 am - 5 pm||3||CSUDH||$650||TBA|
|10/12-13, 19||8 am - 5 pm||3||Santa Ana||$650||TBA|
ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this course. The course contains 22.5 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.