OSHA 2255: Principles of Ergonomics Applied to Work-Related Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders

Course Description

Learn how to apply ergonomic principles for the reduction of stress and strain on an employee's body as well as the control of workplace musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Conduct task analysis of videotaped jobs looking for musculoskeletal disorder risk factors. Work as a team to apply class concepts to develop effective control strategies for each job.

Course ID: OTI 2255P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Mar 27, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Mar 27, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790 18096
Section Details Jul 31, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790 18097
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14161 Aug 5, 2014 Aug 8, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $715
15063 Mar 24, 2015 Mar 27, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790
15064 Aug 4, 2015 Aug 7, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790
16204 Mar 22, 2016 Mar 25, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790
16205 Aug 2, 2016 Aug 5, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790
17310 Mar 7, 2017 Mar 10, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790
17311 Aug 1, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $790
18004 Jan 9, 2018 Jan 12, 2018 Classroom Savannah, GA $790

Who Should Attend

Those who would like to reduce body stress and strain in the workplace

How You Will Benefit

  • Describe the impact of job and workplace design on employee safety and health.

  • Identify workplace characteristics that may contribute to cumulative trauma disorders.

  • Improve job, workstation and equipment design to reduce the potential for musculoskeletal injury.

  • Analyze manual lifting tasks and estimate reasonable lifting limits.

Content

  • Work physiology

  • NIOSH work practices guide to manual lifting

  • Anthropometry

  • Cumulative trauma disorders

  • Heat stress

  • Administrative and engineering controls

  • Rapid upper-limb assessment technique

  • Back injury control

  • Job hazard analysis

  • Job observation techniques

  • Medical surveillance

  • Manual lifting

  • Musculoskeletal disorders

Materials

Required

  • Photo identification (present at check-in)

  • Calculator (some math is required)

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET