Ergonomics Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want ergonomics certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the ergonomics training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for ergonomics training?
What’s in the Ergonomics Training Course?
Our Ergonomic training course is built to regulation standards. This class discusses topics including common ergonomic definitions and methods to protect the head and neck, shoulders and arms, back, legs and feet, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.
Why do I need ergonomics training?
OSHA no longer has a specific standard for ergonomics training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”
Because of this requirement, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain workplace procedures and duties that are ergonomically safe for workers to perform. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.
Unlike the U.S., Canada still has specific standards for ergonomic safety within the workplace. Part II of the Canada Labour Code specifically requires employers to ensure “that the workplace, workspaces, and procedures meet prescribed ergonomic standards.”
The code goes on to include “employers are also responsible to ensure that machinery, equipment and tools used by workers in the course of their employment meet prescribed health, safety and ergonomic standards.”
Because of these requirements, employers must ensure that employees know and follow any safe working practices that are intended to keep them ergonomically safe.
Did You Know?
Tendon disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis are some of the most common ergonomic-related injuries that occur in the workplace.
Repeatedly working with your hands above your head can cause rotator cuff tendinitis.
Vibration that affects the whole body, such as when driving trucks or buses, can lead to low back pain, shooting pain or numbness in the upper legs, and even back disability. (Source: OSHA)
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