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Course Description
What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the way you use your body to work and fitting the job or task to you to reduce your risk of injury. These musculoskeletal injuries develop slowly over time and occur in the soft tissues of your body like the nerves, tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints. Examples of these injuries are low back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis. These injuries are called musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs.

Why Should We Talk About Ergonomics in Construction?

Ergonomics can help you protect your body from injuries. Using ergonomics during work activities makes the work easier on your body and often helps you find ways to do your work more efficiently.

What are the risks of MSDs?

There are 5 common ergonomic hazards that may occur in work activities. • Repetition- involves doing the same task repeatedly that uses the same muscles over and over. • High Force- using high muscle power during activities such as heavy lifting, pushing items or gripping tools. • Awkward Postures- working with your body held in a poor position for a long time. • Contact Stress- when pressure from an object is pushed on the soft body tissues (i.e. tool handle). • Hand-Arm Vibration-vibration that enters the body from a power tools or equipment.
1 Day
What's Included?
Study Guide
Learning Objectives
  • Understanding Ergonomics
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders - MSDs
  • Phases of MSDs and the importance of using ergonomic solutions
  • Injury Hazards that may cause MSDs.

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