Ergonomics Awareness

Course Introduction

Ergonomics is a body of knowledge about human abilities, human limitations and human characteristics that are relevant to design. Ergonomic design is the application of this body of knowledge to the design of tools, machines, systems, tasks, jobs, and environments for safe, comfortable and effective human use.

Course Description

Participants in this course will gain an understanding of the basic theoretical concepts, principles and techniques of ergonomics as well as an introduction to fundamental ergonomic measurement tools for assessment of physical workload, posture, occupational exposure, and stress.

This course introduces important aspects of the early prevention of work-related disorders and provides interactive workshops and plenty of time for discussion and brainstorming.

Topics Include

  • Introduction to Ergonomics
  • Types of Disorders
  • Risk factors
  • Posture
  • Identification and Analysis
  • Solutions to Ergonomic Problems
  • Managing Ergonomics