This course will guide you through the process of designing an ergonomics program or taking a closer look at the one your organization is using. If you are someone in private practice, the content may prepare you to be better at assisting your customers. With due consideration for CSA-Z1004-12: Workplace Ergonomics - A Management and Implementation Standard, the course examines strategies designed to increase participation from employees, supervisors, union, management, etc. in best-practice ergonomics to reduce the frequency and severity of workplace injury. You will learn strategies for integrating ergonomics into your or your customer's work systems (i.e. occupational health and safety, purchasing, human resources, maintenance, etc.) in addition to exploring and understanding the use of cost-benefit strategies to successfully justify investments in ergonomics interventions.
Each week has a one-hour online live session with the instructor. There is a total of four hours of live sessions in this course. Students who are absent for a live session will have access to a recording.
- Week 1: Overview and Introduction to Program Design
- Week 2: Cost Justification
- Week 3: Success Factors
- Week 4: Ergonomics Training in Industry
What You Will Learn
- Strategies to successfully implement ergonomics into work systems.
- Various sources used to help justify the need for an ergonomics program in the workplace.
- How to develop strategies for establishing an infrastructure from which an ergonomics program will function.
- How to examine barriers to program implementation and help develop strategies to overcome those barriers.
- The cost justification process and how it can be used to facilitate the implementation of ergonomics interventions.
- How to facilitate the interpretation and communication of cost-benefit data to appropriate decision-makers.
- Methods for ensuring the long-term success of an ergonomics initiative.
NotesBy enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Ergonomics Program Management.
Recommended ForThose responsible for occupational health & safety within office spaces, manufacturing operations, processing industries, business service sectors, transportation industries, and health-care facilities including:
- health & safety co-ordinators
- OH&S nurses
- occupational therapists
- industrial hygienists
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Ergonomic Program Management : Required