Ergonomics Assessment Training

STENA+ – Specific Task Ergonomics Needs Assessment

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system; it is concerned with the “fit” between the user, equipment and their environments.Ergonomics takes account of the user’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user.

Ergonomics utilizes a systems approach to understand various contributing factors and the interventions needed. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.

Course Description

This instructor-led course is designed to teach participants how to perform an ergonomic assessment, how to identify risks and intervention strategies in order to reduce MSI occurrences.

Course Length

This course is structured as a full day, 7 hour course but can be modified to meet content and duration requirements.

Target Audience

This course is designed to build upon the fundamentals of ergonomics to managers, supervisors and employees.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of the ergonomic assessment tools and will be able to complete ergonomic assessments, and make subsequent recommendations, on specific tasks at their workplace.

Course Topics

  • Overview of ergonomics and fundamental principles
  • Overview, and practical use, of qualitative and quantitative Ergonomics assessment tools, including but not limited to:
    • Whole body screening and assessments
    • Upper limb assessments
    • Task/Activity Risk analysis
    • Lifting assessments
  • Analysis of ergonomic assessments and determining recommendations

Assessment and Completion

Upon successful completion of course materials and assignment, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor-Led Training

If you would like to arrange custom instructor-led Ergonomic Needs Assessment Training (STENA+) training please call us at 604.795.9595 or fill out the form below. One of our administrators will be glad to arrange an onsite instructor-led session.