Ergonomics

Recognizing Injuries, Risk Factors and Design Principles

Duration 6 hrs

This program helps participants to better understand how work can damage the musculoskeletal system and why. Equally important, participants will discuss how work and the work environment can be designed or redesigned to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) the most common classification of occupational injury suffered by workers today.

Participants will also explore examples of specific workplace solutions and strategies. Relevant legislation is reviewed and additional resources are identified including the MSD prevention series developed by the Ontario Health and Safety Council of Ontario (OHSCO). The program is concluded by highlighting the need for active involvement of all workplace parties when applying ergonomic principles to the workplace.