Center unveils new Ergonomics Team Training Workshop format

The Center’s new onsite Team Training Workshop is designed to address issues within the company and mixes lecture and hands-on lab exercises to allow all participants to apply techniques.

During the first 2 days, this training class introduces participants to basic ergonomics principles, the importance of an ergonomics program and team, and addresses topics such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), identifying and prioritizing ergonomic stressors, determining root causes, analysis techniques, developing appropriate control measures, and design criteria. Analysis techniques included in the training are: basic ergonomics screening tool, advanced materials handling analysis tools, and several upper extremity analysis tools.

During the 3rd day of the workshop, attendees will be divided into three or four smaller groups and will practice analyzing predetermined jobs in the company’s facility. Attendees will utilize the screening and deep dive analysis tools they learned about in the workshop. Our ergonomist will be available to answer questions and help guide the team down the correct path if they are struggling.