Ergonomic Training Programs

We offer customized training in many areas to address your ergonomics, workers’ compensation and disability management needs.

Our Programs

Training is a fundamental component in any workplace injury prevention and management program. You can’t hold your employees, supervisors and managers accountable if you don’t train them in safe work practices and their expected performance. Safety doesn’t need to happen by accident; offering training in office ergonomics, lab ergonomics, back safety and other areas gives employees an opportunity to self-correct their behavior when possible. Training and education provides the foundation for safe work practices and discussion to drive change in the organization.

Train the EvaluatorTM (DIY Ergonomics)

Training Objectives:

  1. Discuss the impact of health and productivity legislations and regulations on today’s workforce and the role of ergonomics in wellness, injury prevention, workers’ comp and disability management.
  2. Define ergonomics, MSDs, CTDs, RMIs and the primary and secondary risk factors that contribute to their development as well as the relationship to workers’ compensation claims.
  3. Discuss the science of sitting and standing along with how to perform a chair evaluation and demonstration.
  4. Identify proper workstation set-ups for all ranges of users including standing stations.
  5. Learn how to use Anthropometrics to measure and match the work area to the worker.
  6. Identify critical ergonomic office products and accessories that can be used to minimize risk factors and improve ergonomics in the work environment.
  7. Learn how to evaluate, at minimum, an office environment using the principles of ergonomics and create solutions for success.
  8. Build your ergonomics program to drive down your workers’ compensation premiums and associated costs.

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Back Safety and Material handling Ergonomics Training

Training Objectives:

  1. Understand basic anatomy and the structures that need to be protected from injury in your job.
  2. Understand what the ergonomic risk factors are that may cause an injury for your particular job.
  3. Learn how to manage mild discomfort through musculoskeletal first aide.
  4. Observe proper body mechanics demonstration for lifting, pushing and pulling tasks as well as repetitive motion tasks.
  5. Participants will identify their own material handling safe work practices as it pertains to their job demands.
  6. Understand the benefits of stretching and participate in an active stretching program as part of the training.

Laboratory Ergonomics Training

Training Objectives:

  1. Understand the application of ergonomics in the prevention and management of Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) and Repetitive Motion injuries (RMI) at the Research Lab.
  2. Recognize early signs and symptoms associated with the most common types of CTDs.
  3. Identify through slide discussion the most common ergonomic risk factors and the associated tasks performed in the Biology and Chemistry Labs.
  4. Learn how to control the risks, hazards and signs and symptoms through neutral posture technique, alternative pipette handling techniques, proper chair use, setting up your lab bench or bio safety hood correctly and practicing self-care with stretching and other strategies.
  5. Define your role and responsibility in injury prevention.

Office Ergonomics

Training Objectives:

  1. Understand ergonomics and how it can lead to a repetitive motion injury (RMI) or cumulative trauma disorder (CTD).
  2. Identify the most common office ergonomic risk factors leading to injury.
  3. Realize the common signs and symptoms associated with a CTD.
  4. Learn how to control the risks, hazards and signs and symptoms through proper chair use, setting up your workstation and practicing safe work practices through self-care.
  5. Understand the components of your employer’s ergonomics program and your responsibility in staying injury-free.

Chair Assessment Training

Training Objectives:

  1. Introduction to the Science of Sitting.
  2. Overview of YOUR Chair Standards Program.
  3. Ergonomic Chair Anatomy: Understanding all the “Bells and Whistles” for best fit.
  4. How to Select and Fit the Right Chair for your employee.
  5. Standing at Work: Learn appropriate standing work measurements. Determine if it is Appropriate or Necessary? Who gets an Adjustable work surface?

The Manager's Role in Work Injury Prevention and Managment

Presented by: Alison Heller M.S., P.T., CIE, CMC

1. The Manager’s Role in Work Injury Prevention

  1. What is your role in the Injury Prevention process?
  2. What is an Occupational Injury or Illness? What is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder? What is ergonomics? What are injury cost drivers?
  3. What Makes a Successful Program? Organizational response to safety
  4. 7 Successful Ergonomic Strategies For Managers

2. The Manager's Role in Work Injury Management

  • What is Work Injury Management? What are the benefits? What does it promote?
  • Return to Work Survey For Manager’s Handout

3. The First Minutes of the Injury Process

  • Avoid Setting the Wrong Attitude
  • Preserving Employability

4. 9 Winning Strategies for Managers to Successfully Manage Work Injuries

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