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Course Description

This course is 32 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 8 hours per week on this course.

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.

Course Outline

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.

Notes

By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Ergonomics Program Management.

Recommended For

Those 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
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • industrial hygienists
  • engineers
  • managers
  • supervisors

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Ergonomic Program Design and Integration
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Sep 12, 2022 to Oct 07, 2022
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Sep 14, 2022 to Oct 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
32.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $795.00
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Several journal articles will be distributed by the instructor throughout the duration of the course.
Section Title
Ergonomic Program Design and Integration
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Sep 12, 2022 to Oct 07, 2022
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Sep 14, 2022 to Oct 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
32.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $795.00
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Several journal articles will be distributed by the instructor throughout the duration of the course.
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