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Ergonomics (fitting a job to a person) helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity, and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed industry-specific guidelines to provide specific and helpful guidance for abatement to assist employees and employers in minimizing injuries.

Government Regulations:
OSHA will use the General Duty Clause to cite employers for ergonomic hazards. Under the OSH Act’s General Duty Clause, employers must keep their workplaces free from recognized serious hazards, including ergonomic hazards.

Who Needs this Training?
Any workers who are at risk of work-related MSDs shall be properly trained to understand how to prevent injuries.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
If workers remain uncertified, they risk not understanding ways to prevent Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Implementing an ergonomic process is effective in reducing the risk of developing MSDs in high-risk industries.

Included Topics:
Introduction – 0:14
Topic 1: Introduction to Ergonomics – 1:52
Topic 2: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) – 1:46
Topic 3: Posture and Exercises – 3:01
Topic 4: Control Methods and Prevention – 4:41
Summary – 0:18

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 20 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.


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