Our Ergonomics Training course will give participants a basic understanding of the science of ergonomics and how it can be applied to cumulative trauma disorders and repetitive strain injuries. A more conscientious workforce will have improved work methods reduced injuries and improved productivity.
This ergo training program will also show you how to effectively identify ergonomic hazards to reduce the risk of pulled muscles, fatigue, back strains, stress, etc. We will show you simple techniques that can be applied by every employee in the workforce to avoid these types of injuries, whether they are in an office or much more physical environment.
- On-site training at your location – Contact MidSouthWest Training and Consulting to request a quote.
- Open classroom training – Held at locations throughout southwest Ontario, including Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Kitchener, and London. Find a training class location near you.
- Train the Trainer – Have your trainer trained by the best by having MidSouthWest Training and Consulting train them.
- Online learning – Online courses can be purchased indvidually or as part of our learning management system.
- Immediate health problems, such as pulled muscles from lifting a heavy object
- Chronic health problems, such as carpal tunnel and tendinitis
- Injuries from fatigue or errors caused by the physical demands of the work
- Workstation design
- Tool and equipment design
- Preventative measure workers can take to prevent injuries
2 or 4 hours
Evaluate the health of your workplace:
- Reduced Risk of Workplace Injuries: Reduce Lost Work Hours.
- Improves Employee Efficiency: Workspace Optimization Strategies Suggested.
- Reduces Long Term Injury Exposure Which Affects Work Output.
- Helps Improve Employee-Employer Work Relationship.
- Maintenance of Good Posture.
MidSouthWest also offers a Ergonomics Assessment Training Course to train your in-house trainers to perform a ergonomic assessments (level of risk, posture/force/repetition/rest, demands, MSD's, etc.). Depending on the individual workplace, it would include office and/or industrial training.
Frequently Asked Questions about Ergonomics Assessments
An ergonomic assessment evaluates different kinds of stresses on the muscles, tendons and bones so that the risk of injury is reduced. An assessment also includes solutions and modifications on how a job can be performed to reduce stress and pain.
The ergonomic specialist carries out a workstation analysis and assessment at the office or home. The objective is to identify and negate any current problem area or future risk that can impact employee health and performance.
Repetitive Strain Injury is a diagnosis used for hand and arm pain that is caused by chronic and repeated performance of the same task leading to strain (e.g., working on a computer for long periods of time).
The time taken for an ergonomic assessment depends on the needs. It can range from thirty minutes to an hour. A report is produced after the assessment. This report includes observations about the workstation, the problems identified, modifications needed, and recommendations for improvement.