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Course Description

Ergonomics is the science that addresses human performance and well-being in relation to the tasks that are being completed, the equipment used, and the environment in which work is being completed. In this introductory ergonomics course, you will learn about the prevention of occupational illness and injury by making changes to the design of work and workplaces.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to identify ergonomic concerns through a variety of methods, and begin developing solutions. You will: explore the physiological, cognitive and psychosocial factors that impact peoples' capabilities and limitations, learn basic design principles that optimize human performance, and discover methods to assess the effectiveness of changes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define ergonomics and understand its applications within an occupational health and safety context.
  • Apply the science of anthropometry to the design of work areas
  • Discuss the physiological impact of work on the body
  • Understand the biomechanical impact of the design of work and employee work practices
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Describe the ergonomics risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders, and how they may be reduced.
  • Describe the purpose of a job demands analysis and how it differs from an ergonomics assessment
  • Explain the steps involved in conducting an ergonomics assessment
  • Identify tools and methods available to evaluate a variety of manual handling activities
  • Utilize guidelines on job design to improve organizational factors of jobs
  • Examine work area design and work practices to reduce ergonomics risk factors in an office environment
  • Define the components of an ergonomics program

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Online
Dates
Oct 20, 2020 to Dec 28, 2020
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Class
Days
T, W, Th, F
Time
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Mar 09, 2021 to Mar 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Due to the intensive nature of this course there may be pre-work assigned. Your instructor will post this to D2L one week (7 calendar days) before the course start date.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L one week prior to the course start date. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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