Ergonomics 101: Fundamentals

Ergonomics is concerned with the “fit” between the user, equipment and environment. Ergonomics takes into account users’ capabilities and limitations to ensure tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user. This course provides information to managers, supervisors and employees. on proper ergonomic design to prevent repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders.

This course will provide the participants with the basic principles and concepts of ergonomics so that they understand the importance of ergonomics in the workplace.

Goals and Objectives
  • Understand basic ergonomic principles and concepts
  • Understand the importance of ergonomics in reducing MSI/MSDs
  • Identify contributing factors towards MSI/MSDs
  • Establish control programs for MSI/MSDs
Topics
  • Introduction to ergonomics
  • Work-related musculoskeletal injuries/disorders (MSI/MSDs)
  • Ergonomic concepts
  • Control programs
  • Case studies
Audience
  • Workers, managers, and supervisors working in BC’s manufacturing industry.

Online Learning

Register for Joint Health and Safety Committee training online through our Learning Centre. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accessible from any computer, laptop, tablet with internet access.

Training Bundle

Choose the JHSC Training Bundle for more than 8 hours of combined Joint Health & Safety Committee essentials online training, including:

  • Joint Health and Safety
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Incident Investigation

Interested in Ergonomics 101: Fundamentals training?

Enroll in an upcoming class or online course above.

To join a waitlist or request information about onsite and private virtual training options for your team, please contact us at 604.795.9595 or fill out this form.

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