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Online Seminar Details

Title: Smarter and Safer: Ergonomics Engineering Solutions in Manufacturing
Discipline: Occupational Therapy - Physical Therapy - Chiropractic
Subject: Ergonomics
Seminar Sponsor: The Back School
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2 Contact Hours

You will learn to identify solutions for common risk factors associated with static postures; hand tool use; material handling; and storage and climate control in the manufacturing environment. This course also discusses the advantages, potential disadvantages and approximate costs of each solution. We will evaluate engineering solutions to risk factors identified with the NIOSH lifting, RULA, REBA evaluation tools.

Course Objectives

  • Identify work station components that can affect employee comfort and safety
  • Determine ideal work height and posture for a given task
  • Identify engineering solutions to decrease leg and back fatigue 
  • Describe factors to consider when selecting hand tools
  • List tool adaptations that promote neutral wrist postures and/or decrease weight of tool
  • Identify equipment that can improve posture and/or decrease force with material handling tasks 
  • Identify equipment to promote comfortable temperature