Industrial Ergonomics Training
Wondering how to prevent back injuries in an industrial work environment? Let the experienced team at Ergo-Safety teach you and your team how to work safely through industrial ergonomics training and back injury prevention in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the surrounding areas.
What is Industrial Ergonomics?
Industrial Ergonomics deals with the relationship between employees and their working environment.
It emphasizes ensuring that your employees have the right tools to perform their jobs. This in turn increases productivity, reduces injury rates and keeps your employees happy.
Back Education and Safe Lifting
This workshop is applicable to employees who work in the field or in laboratories, mail rooms, warehouses, etc. and to any office employee whose job requires them to manually handle equipment, loads, etc.
During the workshop, participants will learn the following:
Basic back anatomy and causes of common injuries
The effects of work posture on the neck, back, and upper limbs
How to prevent injuries by using specific techniques for reaching, pushing, pulling, bending, carrying, and lifting
When to use mechanical aids or assisted lifting techniques, such as a two-person lift
The value of taking breaks, stretching, and practicing strengthening exercises
We’ll include practice and demonstrations where applicable.
This workshop is designed to introduce most aspects of industrial ergonomics.
Topics that we’ll cover include:
The goal and benefits of ergonomics
Identifying ergonomic problems
Anthropometrics and workspace
Industrial risk factors such as force, posture, repetition, vibration, and contact stress
Workstation design and controls
Guidelines for work layout, reaches, heights, and clearances
Standing and seated workstations
Manual materials handling
Controls and displays
Work environment design
Ergonomic task analysis and assessment tools and techniques
An overview of implementing an ergonomics program
Vehicular Ergonomics and Safe Driving
This workshop introduces how ergonomics can be applied to vehicle design and driver safety and comfort. This workshop is especially applicable to any person who has to travel for work.
We’ll cover topics such as:
The effects of prolonged driving on your body
Proper driving and sitting posture
Good driving habits
Cell phone and laptop safety
Getting out of your vehicle
The ideal car seat
Adjusting your headrest
Hand, wheel, and body position
Signs of fatigue
Tips to avoid drowsy driving
Physical/Job Demands Analysis
This workshop gives participants an overview of how to conduct a physical demands analysis, also called a job demands analysis.
Participants will learn about the following topics:
Employer and employee benefits
Aggravating postures and factors
Job demands analysis (JDA)
Development and history
What is a JDA? (in terms of physical, cognitive, and environmental aspects)
Its importance to organizations
Benefits of carrying out a JDA
JDAs and human rights
JDAs and matching a job and an applicant
Interpreting the JDA chart
Assessment tools and techniques
Conducting a JDA
Narrative and writing style
Using JDAs for injury prevention and returning to work
Ergo-Safety Inc is now offering a 2-hour Ergo Coach training course on ergonomics specifically to help laboratory workers. This course is geared towards educating employees who work in an Ergo advisory role.
We briefly review and cover topics provided in the office Ergo Coach course and cover topics specifically focused on lab environments. This information can be helpful for those Ergo Coaches who perform basic pro-active or preventive ergonomic assessments and for individuals who help implement ergonomic assessment report recommendations.
Here are the topics covered in the course:
Musculoskeletal injuries in the lab
Chair, keyboard, mouse and screen setup
Sitting and standing
Lab ergonomic risk factors
Aggravating postures and factors in the lab
Layout, reaches and heights
Manual material handling and lifting
Lab hand tools
Problems and potential solutions
Specific stretches for lab workers
We can also design other workshops for your particular requirements.
To schedule training or to find out more about industrial ergonomics and back injury prevention, contact Ergo-Safety today! You can also call us at 613-831-7120 to learn more about our workshops on industrial ergonomics in Ottawa.