Preventing Ergonomics Hazards

The best time to control hazards is before they enter the workplace.  Auburn Engineers, Inc. has developed Preventing Ergonomics Hazards to assist companies in the design, selection, and implementation process.  Depending on the amount of contact time available, participants can learn more advanced use of our ergonomic design tools.  The DF Ergo – Design for Ergonomics and Ergonomics Design Guidelines provide participants with the ability to anticipate, qualify, prioritize, and prevent problems; and participate in a design event at the workstation, tool, product, and manufacturing cell level.

 

Basic Course

Beginning with an introduction to Ergonomics, and a review of ergonomics risk factors, Preventing Ergonomics Hazards continues by presenting the problem solving process and the problem prevention process to participants.  DF  Ergo – Design For Ergonomics, and Ergonomics Design Guidelines are used to identify risks prior to their arrival on the production floor.

Typical time for this course is 8 to 12 hours, with a class size not to exceed 20 people.

Who will benefit:

  • Engineers, designers, ergonomists, safety and health professionals
  • Companies buying or designing new equipment, processes, or products, that want their staff to be aware of the risk factors involved

 

Advanced Course

The Advanced Course includes the information offered in the Basic course, but also allows practice with DF Ergo and Ergonomics Design Guidelines to anticipate, qualify, prioritize, and prevent problems.  Site-specific examples are used for greatest effectiveness.

Due to a higher skill set at completion, a typical time for this course is 2-3 days, with a class size not to exceed 20 people.

Who will benefit:

  • Engineers, designers, ergonomists, safety and health professionals
  • Companies buying or designing new equipment, processes, or products in the that want to prevent ergonomic problems before they arrive in production

 

Workshop

The Workshop presents information from the Basic and Advanced Courses, but adds an actual design event at the workstation, tool, product, or manufacturing cell level.  This hands-on, practical experience gives participants the comprehensive knowledge needed to help eliminate risk factors at the design stage, eliminating re-work, and saving money on lost time injuries, poor production, or unnecessary shutdowns.

Typical time to provide participants with this comprehensive course is 5 to 10 days, depending on the number of design events conducted, with a maximum class size of 12 people.

Who will benefit:

  • Engineers, designers, ergonomists, safety and health professionals
  • Companies that are serious about eliminating ergonomics related injuries, and maximizing productivity through well designed workstations and processes