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OSHA Ergonomics: Enforcement states:
OSHA has developed industry specific guidelines to provide specific and helpful guidance for abatement to assist employees and employers in minimizing injuries.
Even if there are no guidelines specific to your industry, as an employer you still have an obligation under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) to keep your workplace free from recognized serious hazards, including ergonomic hazards. OSHA will cite for ergonomic hazards under the General Duty Clause or issue ergonomic hazard letters where appropriate as part of its overall enforcement program.
Who should take this course?
Since the potential of ergonomic hazards exist in virtually every work environment, this course is recommended for all labor or industry workers including those in manufacturing, agriculture, and general laborers.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Labor and Industry Ergonomics 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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Labor and Industry Ergonomics training certificate and wallet card.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Labor and Industry Ergonomics training course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions, and a final exam.
This course presents an overview of labor and industry ergonomics. It will cover the basic concepts of ergonomics, as well as ways to work smarter and more safely to reduce the possibility of injury from musculoskeletal disorders. It will also cover the causes of the most common injuries and discuss solutions based on the science of ergonomics to make you and your workplace safer. In addition, it presents case studies to emphasize the benefits of ergonomics training in the workplace and provides links to additional resources.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Section 1-Course Objectives
- Section 2-Introduction to Labor and Industry Ergonomics
- Section 3-Why Do We Need Safety Training?
- Section 4-Basic Concepts of Ergonomics
- Who Is At Risk?
- Common MSD Injuries
- Symptoms of MSDs
- Benefits of Ergonomics
- Section 5-WMSDs
- Awkward Postures
- Forceful Exertion
- Forceful Exertion-Grip
- Forceful Exertion-Lifting
- Repetitive Motions
- Contact Stress
- Static Posture
- Personal Contributing Factors
- Section 6-Safety Standards
- Safety Standards-OSHA
- Safety Standards-CDC: NIOSH
- Safety Standards-ANSI
- Section 7-Safety Responsibilities
- Safety Responsibilities of Employers
- Safety Responsibilities of Employees
- Safety Responsibilities of Health Care Providers
- Section 8-Ergonomic Solutions
- Engineering Improvements
- Administrative Improvements
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Section 9-Industry Examples and Best Practices
- Manufacturing Ergonomic Best Practices
- Agriculture Ergonomic Best Practices
- Laborer Ergonomic Best Practices
- Section 10-Summary
- Section 11-Additional Resources
- Section 12-Exam
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Labor and Industry Ergonomics. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) 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.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.