While many organizations have actively trained individuals in how to identify safety-related hazards at the jobsite, few have actually been trained in the identification of ergonomics-related hazards, which is why their injury rates continue to climb. Do you know the difference?
Not every company needs their own professional Ergonomist, but every company needs an Ergonomics Champion to drive their program and ensure success. This 5-day certification workshop trains participants in ergonomics skills related to the prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs).
With science providing the backdrop, this course emphasizes practical applications for field, industrial and office environments based on case studies and proven best practices. There are several individual, partner, and group activities incorporated into each section. Quizzes, discussions, problem solving tasks, video analysis, practicing with applied tools and journaling activities keep the participants engaged and focused.
At the conclusion of training, participants will have access to online tools, templates and support resources as long as their certification status is maintained. Certification is valid for three years before recertification is required. Recertification is an online process and does not require re-attending the 5 day workshop.
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Industrial Ergonomics – Employee Training
WorkSMART offers a practical and hands-on 4 hour course for employees. This session is designed to put tools in the hands of the employees as part of a shared responsibility to the prevention of injuries at the jobsite. It includes active participation and group activities to keep the participants fully engaged.
Industrial Ergonomics – Supervisor Education and Training
Designed for Supervisors, Managers, OHS personnel and S&H Committee members, this workshop is designed to train participants in the application of a systematic MSD reduction process which includes how to:
- Identify common musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
- Identify MSD hazards at the workplace
- Assess the level of risk attached to the hazards
- Evaluate, select and implement cost-effective control strategies
All of our content supports or exceeds Provincial and Federal OHS Regulations and Guidelines pertinent to ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders.