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Poor posture and repetitive movement in the workplace can lead to injuries from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The study of ergonomics helps prevent these kinds of injuries. This protects employees' health and leads to more efficient business operations.
This online training course in office ergonomics covers numerous topics addressed in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. For example, participants learn about the recommended OSHA desk height, OSHA office chair regulations, and many other office safety training topics.
This course is for:
Office employees, office administrators, managers, human resources staff, and other professionals who are responsible for preventing workplace injuries should take this ergonomics training certification. The online certification is also designed to educate employees who are exposed to office hazards in the performance of their duties.
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Case Study: Dual Monitors. Workers at a large customer service call center had to keep a minimum of seven windows open on their monitors at any one time while they were assisting customers. The company had provided them with two traditional (non-flat) monitors at each workstation, but the monitors' large size meant that they could not be optimally positioned. This created eyestrain problems for the workers. The company replaced this arrangement with dual flat-screen monitors and provided ergonomic coaching to their employees.
Key Takeaways: The company experienced an 80 percent reduction in the amount of work-related cumulative trauma disorders after the implementation of dual flat-screen monitors and ergonomic training.
OSHA office ergonomics regulations are covered by its General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1). Employers must keep the workplace free from recognized serious hazards. This includes any ergonomic hazard anticipated to be encountered during the performance of an employee's duties.
What You'll Learn
- Ergonomic Hazards for Office Workers
- Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Other MSDs of the Shoulders and Arms
- "Texting Thumb" and "iPad® Neck"
- Stages of MSDs
- Symptoms of MSDs
- Eyestrain-a Repetitive Stress Injury
- Back Pain
- Static Posture Problems
- Ergonomics Can Make Your Workplace Better
- Improve Employee Well-Being
- Increase Productivity
- Lower the Cost of Injury Claims
- Safety Standards
- Safety Responsibilities
- Responsibilities of Employers
- Responsibilities of Employees
- Ergonomic Solutions
- Workstation Adjustments
- Chair Height
- Chair Backrest
- Chair Armrest
- Keyboard and Mouse
- Work Copy and Reference Materials
- Surrounding Work Area
- Using Laptop Computers
- Alternative Workstation Arrangements
- Dual Monitors
- Standing Desks
- Alternative Keyboards
- Unconventional Chairs
- Tablets and Cell Phones
- Work Environment Self-Assessment
- Administrative Improvements
- Additional Resources
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
OSHA does not specifically require workplace ergonomics training, but this kind of safety training is encouraged under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1). It states that "each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees." Retraining helps employees recognize and mitigate the hidden dangers inherent in the office environment.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Course was very informative. I will definitely be implementing some better practices in the future.
Thank you for a fun course!
This was a great course filled with good information. I will be sharing this with my peers!
Thank you for the opportunity to take this exam. The exam was informational and given in a way that made the learning material enjoyable.
The course was informative and easy to follow.
Very good entry level course. The course was easy to keep up with.
The training was straightforward. I liked how the video clips were under a minute.
I liked it. It was very helpful and easy to read and listen to. I really enjoyed the quizzes between each of the lessons to help you really learn the material and prepare you for the test.
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