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Harvard School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Boston , Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 432-2100
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Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health

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Overview

This practical program is designed to give participants the tools necessary to initiate or improve their organization’s ergonomics programs to promote workplace safety and health. Participants will learn to analyze and control risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), integrate employees with MSDs into the workplace, and learn to design workplace ergonomics programs for their benefit.

Who Should Participate:

  • Corporate medical staff
  • Ergonomists and ergonomics engineers
  • Human resource professionals
  • Human factors professionals
  • Industrial hygienists
  • Manufacturing, design, and safety engineers
  • Occupational health practitioners
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Safety and health managers
  • Usability professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Initiate or improve ergonomics programs to control health and performance problems
  • Recognize and control risk factors that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Perform basic analysis to identify, evaluate, and control MSDs

Highlighted Program Topics:

  • Design and management of workplace ergonomics programs
  • Office ergonomics
  • Anatomy and physiology of low back pain and upper extremity disorders
  • Analysis, control, and treatment of hazards, including NIOSH lifting equation, RULA, and Strain Index
  • Fundamental concepts in biomechanics and anthropometry
  • Research and controls of slip and fall injuries in the workplace

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