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SRM 115 - The Core Concepts of Occupational Ergonomics

Code Start Date Duration Venue
SRM 115 25 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
SRM 115 20 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
SRM 115 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Ergonomics is an applied science which emphasises the importance of designing workstations, so the workstation is appropriate to the individual worker. The objective is to "design out" as many ergonomic risk factors as possible in an effort to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).

This course emphasizes recognition of musculoskeletal disorders in institutional, office, and industrial settings. Topics include anthropometry, working postures, task analysis, manual materials handling and environmental factors. Upon completion, participants should be able to recognize ergonomic problems and recommend appropriate control measures.

Course Objectives

  • Identifying signs and symptoms of ergonomic ailments.
  • Identifying industries and processes at high risk for cumulative trauma disorders.
  • Conducting ergonomic analysis of work place tasks.
  • Applying principles of universal and ergonomic design at a basic level.
  • Implementing administrative and engineering controls for ergonomic problems.
  • Identifying ergonomic stresses associated with video display terminals.
  • Using anthropometric tables to understand design parameters.

Who Should Attend?

  • Workers
  • Health and Safety Committee Members
  • Safety Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

Ergonomic ailments and their causes:

  • Anatomy basics
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Hand­arm vibration syndrome
  • Other human factor problems
  • At­ risk industries
  • At ­risk processes

Day 2

Identification and control of ergonomic stresses:

  • Injuries and other indicators of ergonomic problems
  • Biomechanics
  • Major risk factors: repetition, force, position
  • Other factors: vibration, cold, sharp edges, production pressure, environment
  • Ergonomically neutral positions
  • Ergonomic task analysis
  • Control of ergonomic stresses: administrative, engineering, personal protection
  • Tool and task design

Day 3

Cognitive ergonomics and universal design:

  • Cognitive errors
  • Design techniques for error reduction: standardization, stereotypes, redundancy, feedback
  • Universal design
  • Anthropometry
  • Statistical measures
  • Anthropometry tables
  • Application

Day 4

Displays, controls, and video display terminals (VDT's):

  • Displays and controls
  • Anthropometric issues
  • Cumulative trauma disorders and VDT's
  • Eye­strain
  • Psychological stress and production issues
  • Controls for VDT­related stresses

Day 5

Quantitative methods and materials handling:

  • Scope of injuries due to manual materials handling
  • Risk factors for back injuries due to lifting
  • Evaluation of lifting risks, lifting tables
  • Redesigning lifting tasks
  • Lifting techniques, training, and aids