Workplace Ergonomics

This course is offered anywhere in Ontario
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 50 minutes

*Available in French

Most workplace injuries involve the back, shoulders and neck and make up for over 40% of lost time injuries. Poor lifting techniques, improper workstation setup and inadequate work process design can contribute to repetitive strain or musculoskeletal disorders, causing serious pain and suffering for workers and economic loss for employers.

Employers are required to ensure workers are aware of the hazards associated with the worker’s job and workplace and to implement controls to reduce the risk of those hazards. Ergonomics risk factors must be treated the same as any other workplace hazard.

This program addresses risk factors for workplace ergonomics. It will provide participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of ergonomics in various work-related situations, and will review methods to reduce the risk of injuries associated with poor ergonomics.