OSX 958 • OSHA 2255: Principles of Ergonomics

OSX 958 • OSHA 2255: Principles of Ergonomics

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Course Description

OSHA 2255This course covers the use of ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Course topics include musculoskeletal disorders and risk factors such as, temperature, repetition, lifting and patient transferring.

Course emphasis is placed on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of work stations and equipment workshops in manual lifting, and coverage of current OSHA compliance policies and guidelines. Upon course completion students will have the ability to recognize work-related musculoskeletal and nerve disorders, assess employer’s ergonomic programs, and conduct ergonomic evaluations.

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for overseeing safety in industries such as: Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Maritime and General Industry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify work-related musculoskeletal and nerve disorders
  2. Describe risk factors associated with work-related musculoskeletal and nerve disorders
  3. Discuss ergonomic control measures applied to work related musculoskeletal and nerve disorders
  4. Analyze manual lifting tasks and estimate reasonable limits
  5. Describe the components of a successful ergonomics program
  6. Discuss OSHA’s current enforcement policies.

CEUs: 2.2
Prerequisites: None
Course Length: 3 days
Recommended Materials: Pen, pencil, highlighter and writing pad


 

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  In-Person System and Equipment Requirements

  • A laptop with built-in camera, Wi-Fi capability

  Online System and Equipment Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (4G/LTE or better)
  • Access to computer or laptop with built-in camera – one student per device
  • OSHA 510, 511, 500 and 501 Students only:
    Additional stand-alone webcam or secondary device (phone)
  • Built-in or external speakers/headset and microphone

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