Perform a preventive ergonomic evaluation for healthy employees (with no or low symptoms).
Learn to perform objective, office ergonomic evaluations and complete a professional report using the Worksite International System of Ergonomic Evaluation.
Assist employers, employees and others with proper workstation set up, ergonomic product selection and fit.
As a Certified Office Ergonomic Specialist, support a sound ergonomics program focused on risk reduction and prevention for a healthy, and productive workplace.
Whether you want to become an in-house office ergonomics evaluator or you are a burgeoning ergonomics consultant, or you want to improve on your existing evaluation skills, our training will give you the knowledge, skills and ability to deliver quality office ergonomic evaluations.
This course is designed for corporate Safety and Ergo Teams, Certified Ergonomic Evaluators (CEAS I, CEES, COEE), rehab professionals (PTs, OTs, DC, RN, Athletic Trainers), Certified Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Risk Managers, Human Resources or others responsible for employee health and safety; facility planners; risk and workers’ compensation claims management, loss control consultants.
Attend this course:
This one hour a week (approximate) interactive course is delivered live, online for 8-weeks. A select group of committed professionals driven by the same goal will have access to the recorded lessons for one year. The Basic Course includes relevant exercises and activities to build your knowledge and skills, student interaction, and small group coaching. Advanced and Elite levels include one: one mentoring with Alison Heller-Ono, PT and CPE, a veteran in the Ergonomics Marketplace.
Focus on the essential role, qualifications and responsibilities of an Office Ergonomics Specialist for your organization or as a consultant. Learn how to benchmark injury and illness statistics and get employers committed to prevention. Understand the components and roles of others in an Ergonomics Process.
Define ergonomics and macroergonomics. Recognize primary and secondary ergonomic risk factors which contribute to workplace injuries; learn basic anatomy and the most common types of Musculoskeletal Disorders; recognize the most common musculoskeletal signs and symptoms and what they mean to root cause.
Study Anthropometrics and the critical measures that guide you to root causation; understand the importance of BIFMA and ANSI in ergonomic analysis; learn observational techniques using still and video photography; utilize various assessment tools and validate your findings to develop critical strategies.
Learn how to perform a preventive office ergonomic evaluation using the Worksite International methodology including interview techniques; the 5 steps to evaluate any office environment and how to document your findings in a draft report.
Identify, select and “prescribe” the most appropriate ergonomic products based on your findings and recommendations; including chair selection and sit to stand solutions; determine what products are truly ergonomic.
Learn technical report writing skills to write an instructive, easy to read, final report from data collected; Draw sound conclusions to determine next steps for a successful outcome; Make appropriate recommendations for an Office Ergonomics Specialist.
Learn strategies for Employee and Supervisor Accountability; Provide job aides for safe work practices; Measure the impact and the successful outcomes of your efforts to improve your ergonomics process.
Test your knowledge final exam; Analyze case studies; Advanced and Elite levels participate in Mentorship and use the Resource Library.
Learn the basics for a Certificate of Completion or advance your career and earn your Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp). Register by July 31, 2019 and receive "early bird" savings of $147.00 off the price of any level. Apply promo code at checkout.
Includes everything in Basic, plus:
Includes everything in Advanced, plus:
Note: An annual renewal fee of $197.00 is required to maintain your Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist and access to the COESp Library.
“I believe office ergonomics is a foundational skill before one can study higher level ergonomics. To add value to organizations, support regulatory compliance and enhance careers, I’ve been providing our Train the Ergonomics Evaluator workshop since 1994. I have trained hundreds of professionals to successfully perform quality, reliable office ergonomic evaluations achieving ongoing success within their companies or as a professional consulting career.”
Alison Heller-Ono is President/CEO of Worksite International, Inc., and has been teaching and mentoring professionals in the art and science of ergonomics for over 25 years. She is a “pioneer” in the Bay Area Ergonomics Community. Since starting Worksite International, Alison has helped employers save millions of dollars using the Worksite International Ergonomics Process (WIEP) and injury prevention methods. Alison is a veteran physical therapist (MSPT), possesses 2 board certifications in Ergonomics (CPE and CIE) and is a Certified Disability Analyst (CDA).
Alison is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) through the Institute for Management Consultants (IMC) and a certified Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp) using the Worksite International Chair Assessment System (CAS) and a Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp).
Alison’s body of work has been peer reviewed nationally and internationally to validate the Worksite International System of Evaluation and Training as a trusted and reliable approach to workplace ergonomics.
This private credential workshop is provided to assure competency in conducting ergonomic evaluations within your organization only. There is no state or national licensing criteria required to perform ergonomics analysis in the workplace. However, there is national board certification to become a certified professional (CPE)or industrial ergonomist (CIE). Completion of this course does not mean the certificate holder is qualified to perform evaluations outside of the organization nor can they call themselves a certified “ergonomist”. Our certification is designed to help you evaluate healthy employees and set up safe work areas. For more information on national certification, ask us.