Introduction to Manufacturing Ergonomics for Health Care Professionals is an online course designed to help participants integrate practical ergonomics into practice, using a systems based approach. The ergonomics analysis process is based on a fundamental knowledge of ergonomics principles and applications which are pragmatic for helping individuals or groups in areas such as injury prevention, risk analysis, problem solving common work task challenges, facilitating return to work planning for individuals following injury, and improving communication with other stakeholder groups.
Through interactive lecture and case studies, the course presents a systematic approach to ergonomics analysis. Participants come away with simple and detailed assessment and reporting “toolbox” templates they can immediately apply in practice. The 6-hours program includes a comprehensive manual, download materials discussed in training, and video clips of ergonomic projects taped before and after improvements. Participants complete 5 hours of instruction delivered over 2 sessions and additional homework assignments/ tests following each session.
Intended Audience: Licensed professionals ‐ Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Athletic Trainer, Physician, Physician Assistant, Chiropractor, Occupational Health Nurse. Certified/Registered Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist or Case Manager. Consideration of other health/safety personnel based on space and background.
Prerequisites: Download course materials from link sent via email prior to training
Required Items for Training: Computer/internet connection, phone.
Delivery: Hybrid Live and Asynchronous Homework, Online (GotoTraining)
Student Ratio: 15 to 20:1
General Teaching Method Overview: Webinar lecture, video case studies
Informed Consent: No
Duration: 2 webinar sessions, each 2.5 hours (plus approximately 1 hour homework/testing)
Completion Requirements: Attend all course sessions, class participation/engagement in learning activities and post test score of 80% or more.
(Blankespoor, Daley, McKenney, Peterson)