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Office Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics

A practical introduction to office ergonomics, focusing on issues and injuries related to the use of computers and other office equipment.

Duration: 1 Hour
Price per person: Free

Training Overview

This updated e-course features an improved look and functionality to enrich your learning experience.

Ergonomics is an applied science which studies how to match the job to the worker. Ergonomics is concerned with preventing pain and injuries related to factors such as pace of work, the strain on joints and muscles, and the effects of posture. This course provides a practical introduction to office ergonomics, focusing specifically on issues and injuries related to the use of computers and other office equipment.

The goal of the course is to give you information to help apply ergonomic solutions in your workplace.

What topics will be covered?
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  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Stages of MSDs
  • MSD risks
  • Assessing ergonomic hazards
  • The workstation
  • Work methods and organization
  • The worker
  • Exercises
What are the benefits?
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  • Recognize MSD hazards and the early signs of discomfort
  • Assess the risks related to MSD hazards
  • Control hazards by eliminating or reducing risk factors that lead to MSDs

Note that this e-course on its own may not meet training requirements for office ergonomics in all jurisdictions. It should be supplemented by further instruction and hands-on training that is specific to your jurisdiction, job, worksite and equipment.

Who is this recommended for?
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  • Workers, managers and supervisors
  • Health and safety representatives and professionals
  • Human resources professional
How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course lets you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

Group Discounts
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The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

Total SeatsDiscount
100 - 49925%
500 - 99950%

This course is also available in French

Item Number: EOFFERG-P0438EN