Ergonomics 101

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
  • Introduction to ergonomics
  • Work-related musculoskeletal injuries/disorders (MSI/MSDs)
  • Ergonomic concepts
  • Control programs
  • Case studies
  • Workers, managers, and supervisors working in BC’s manufacturing industry.

Your training costs may be eligible for partial reimbursement through the B.C. Employer Training Grant. Find out here.


Register for online Ergonomics 101 eLearning 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.
Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours.

Instructor-Led Classroom Training

We are not currently offering any Open Training sessions for this course.

Looking to schedule a private training session for your company?

We can accomodate private training sessions for companies looking for Ergonomics 101 training for their entire team. Fill out this form below and someone from our team will work with you to schedule a date and format that meets your needs.
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