Office Ergonomics - 1-Day Certificate Course
Duration: Full Day
Format: Lecture, practical demonstrations, group work, practice
Maximum recommended participants: 20
Who does this training benefit?
This training is suitable for supervisors, JH&S committee members or anyone in the organization who has been designated to perform office ergonomic assessments or who wishes to develop a broader understanding of MSD prevention in the office environment. By the end of the course, participants will have the confidence to complete a basic office ergonomic assessment, adjust a workstation according to ergonomic guidelines and will be able to present their recommendations in a checklist report format.
What are Musculoskeletal Disorders?
Common signs and symptoms of MSDs
Main hazards that can contribute to MSDs
Identifying hazards in the office using checklists
Does the discomfort relate to the hazard identified?
Ergonomic guidelines and standards for office environments
Setting up the computer workstation including:
o Adjusting the workstation chair
o Keyboard and mouse position
o Positioning the monitor
o Positioning other equipment in the office
Prioritizing recommendations for improvement including tools, equipment and work methods
Using micro-breaks, task rotation and stretching to improve comfort in the workstation
How to summarize findings and recommendations in a report
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