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OSHA 2250 - Principles of Ergonomics Applied to Work-Related Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders (Face to Face)

This course will be offered starting in January, 2011. If you want to be notified when you can register, please contact Amanda by email or at 815-752-8211.

This course covers the use of ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control work place 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, 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, laboratory sessions in manual lifting, and coverage of current OSHA compliance policies. Minimum contact hours: 18.

You'll need a basic computer with a web browser and Internet access.

LocationDatesReg. FeeEarly Bird3+ Early BirdEB Expires*


$725.00 $700.00 $675.00 002/21/2013

*Early Bird pricing expires at 4:30 p.m. (CST) on date shown.

  • After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the current medical characteristics of cumulative trauma disorders associated with employee exposure, incidence and symptoms
  • Identify environmental, physiological, and work station characteristics recognized to have the potential to contribute to acute injury or cumulative trauma disorders
  • Recommend improvements to work practice to reduce risk factors
  • Recommend improvements to equipment (design) to reduce risk factors
  • Analyze manual lifting tasks and estimate reasonable lifting limits
  • Describe the advantages and limitations of personal protective equipment for ergonomic risk factors
  • Describe the essential elements of an effective ergonomic program, if given management support
  • Discuss current emphasis of OSHA with respect to enforcement policy

Course Topics

  • Resources
  • Ergonomic health hazards
  • Risk factors
  • Materials handling
  • Evaluation of tasks
  • NIOSH findings
  • Upper-limb disorders
  • Evaluation of upper-limb tasks
  • Office ergonomics
  • Work/tools
  • Risk-factor analysis
  • Case study
  • Ergonomic program
  • Guidelines