Controlling Ergonomics Injuries

The ability to recognize ergonomics risk factors is critical to reducing ergonomics related injuries.  Controlling Ergonomics Injuries teaches participants to identify work practices that lead to injury, and resolve them.  Based upon the needs of your company, this training course is offered in Basic, Advanced, and Workshop Levels.  These courses differ in two primary areas.  The first difference is the amount of contact time with participants, and secondly is the expected skill level developed through this training.  The more skilled employees become in identifying risk factors, the more valuable they become to your company’s ergonomics initiatives.

 

Basic Course

Our Basic Course begins with an in-depth introduction to ergonomics.  Participants gain awareness of risk factors using Auburn Engineers’ High Risk Survey, or HRS.  Through the use of generic examples, the group will learn to identify and isolate these risk factors.

This course is presented in a 4 to 8 hour timeframe with the ideal class size not to exceed 25 people.

Who will benefit:

  • Floor supervisors, safety committees, ergonomics teams

 

Advanced Course

The Advanced Course builds on the introductory information provided in the Basic Course, adding to the newly found risk factor awareness.  Participants are given examples with which to practice evaluations using the High Risk Survey.  Site-based examples are preferred to maximize the effectiveness of the training.  Participants will work on developing controls for these examples.

Due to a more intensive use of the HRS, the contact time for this course is 1-2 days, with an ideal class size not to exceed 25 people.

Who will benefit:

  • Companies with known problem jobs
  • Floor supervisors, safety committees, ergonomics teams

 

Workshop

With a solid introduction to ergonomics and an awareness of the risk factors, the Workshop utilizes site-specific reviews of workstations within the facility using the High Risk Survey.  Participants will develop speed and accuracy using the HRS and learn a more sophisticated development, selection, and use of controls.

With the intention of developing higher skills in using the HRS, typical time for this course is 2 to 3 days, with a smaller group of up to 12 people per class.

Who will benefit:

  • Ergonomics teams responsible for isolating the most problematic jobs within a facility
  • Companies that realize the importance of prioritizing efforts on the jobs providing the greatest return on investment