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OSHA Office Ergonomics

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Online Training & Certification Course

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This course presents an overview of ergonomics best practices for office workers. 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 office safer. In addition, it presents case studies to emphasize the benefits of ergonomics training in the workplace and provides links to additional resources.

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What are the governing regulations?
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?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that repetitive motion injuries from activities like typing resulted in the longest absences from work in comparison to all other occupational injuries or illnesses. Therefore, it is in the best interest of a company to ensure that working conditions are healthy, safe, and comfortable for ALL their office employees.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

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 Takeaway: 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.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Section 1-Course Objectives
  • Section 2-Introduction to Office Ergonomics Training
  • Section 3-Why Do We Need Ergonomics Training?
  • Section 4-Basic Concepts of Ergonomics
  • Section 5-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
  • Section 6-Ergonomics Can Make Your Workplace Better
    • Ergonomics Can Improve Employee Well-Being
    • Ergonomics Can Increase Productivity
    • Ergonomics Can Lower the Cost of Injury Claims
  • Section 7-Safety Standards
    • OSHA
    • ANSI
  • Section 8-Safety Responsibilities
    • Safety Responsibilities of Employers
    • Safety Responsibilities of Employees
  • Section 9-Ergonomic Solutions
    • Workstation Adjustments-Chair Height
    • Workstation Adjustments-Chair Backrest
    • Workstation Adjustments-Chair Armrest
    • Workstation Adjustments-Monitor
    • Workstation Adjustments-Keyboard and Mouse
    • Workstation Adjustments-Work Copy and Reference Materials
    • Workstation Adjustments-Telephone
    • Workstation Adjustments-Surrounding Work Area
    • Using Laptop Computers
    • Alternative Workstation Arrangements-Dual Monitors
    • Alternative Workstation Arrangements-Standing Desks
    • Alternative Workstation Arrangements-Alternative Keyboards
    • Alternative Workstation Arrangements-Unconventional Chairs
    • New Considerations in the Workplace: Tablets and Cell Phones
    • Work Environment Self-Assessment
    • Administrative Improvements
  • Section 10-Summary
  • Section 11-Additional Resources
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Office Ergonomics Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Office 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Office 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.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Office Ergonomics safety training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Click to Learn More What students think of this course.

Course was very informative. I will definitely be implementing some better practices in the future.
Surin M

good training.
Tracey K

Thank you for a fun course!
Sonia C

This was a great course filled with good information. I will be sharing this with my peers!
Jackie D

Thank you for the opportunity to take this exam. The exam was informational and given in a way that made the learning material enjoyable.
Erin S

The course was informative and easy to follow.
Jennifer C

Very good entry level course. The course was easy to keep up with.
Dale D

The training was straightforward. I liked how the video clips were under a minute.
Rosa L

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.
Rachel W

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