Ergonomics in the workplace
Ergonomics is the practice of assessing work area and equipment used and the person who is using it. To avoid repetitive strain injuries or musculoskeletal disorders.
Ergonomics is concerned with the “fit” between the user, equipment and their environments. It takes account of the user’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user.
• Ergonomic principles and risk factors
• Manual materials handling and risk factors for injury
• Repetitive upper limb tasks and risk factors for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders
• Risk reduction and assessment tools
• Introduction to Office Ergonomics
• Overview of legislation related to display screen equipment
• Work related upper limb disorders
• Hazard identification process
• DSE/VDU risk assessment
• Review of helpful flexibility exercises
• Overview of ergonomic accessories