Back pain is one of the most common work-related injuries and is often caused by ordinary work activities such as sitting in an office chair or heavy lifting. Applying ergonomic principles – the study of the workplace as it relates to the worker – can help prevent work-related back pain and back injury and help maintain a healthy back.
The goal of an ergonomics program is to adapt the workplace to a specific worker, dependent on the job description, required tasks and physical make up of the worker performing those tasks. This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to be able to provide advice to colleagues on how to set up their workstation.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define and explain what is meant by office ergonomics
- Have a basic understanding of anatomy to the spine, shoulder and forearm
- Identify and explain the key components of good posture
- Understanding of the key factors impacting work environments
- Provide advice to colleagues on how to set up their workstation.
Course duration: 3 Hours