2255 Principles of Ergonomics

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Course Description: This course covers use of ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Topics include: work physiology, anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, use of video display terminals, and risk factors such as vibration, temperature, and repetition, material handling, repetition, and lifting and transfers in health care. Course emphasis is on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of work stations and equipment workshops in manual lifting, and coverage of current OSHA compliance policies and guidelines. It will be useful to bring a calculator to class. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the ability to recognize work-related musculoskeletal and nerve disorders, assess employer’s ergonomic programs, and conduct ergonomic evaluations. Minimum student contact hours: 18

Days: 3 |Credits: 1.8 CEUs, TCH; 3.01 CM | $795

Course Section Dates Location
 NCOS-2255-N12C  Dec. 4-6, 2017 Wellesley, MA
 NCOS-2255-N4C  April 9-11, 2018 Augusta, ME
 NCOS-2255-N9C  Sept. 17-19, 2018 Uncasville, CT