Ergonomics Training for Small Business Warehousing

Ergonomics Training for Small Business Warehousing
(250 employees or fewer)

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in Small Business Warehousing

 

 

Employee training will include defining ergonomics, it’s benefits, signs and symptoms of MSDs, the importance of early reporting, ergonomic risk factors in the workplace, and simple ways to avoid such risk factors in the warehousing environment, including body mechanics and work methods techniques. This workshop is about one hour in duration.

Supervisor training will include the same topics as the employee training with added emphasis on the costs associated with poor ergonomics, the physiology of common work-related MSDs, and physical changes in the workplace that can benefit their employees. Supervisors will also be provided a checklist they can use to identify and resolve ergonomic issues in their warehousing environment. This workshop is about 90 minutes in duration.

Both training sessions are available live for small businesses in the Raleigh, NC, Charlotte NC, or Twin Cities, MN regions. Courses are also available virtually for other locations. Courses are delivered in English. Training materials are available in both English and Spanish.

Free training sessions are available through a grant for small businesses with warehouses in the Raleigh, NC, Charlotte NC, or Twin Cities, MN regions. Courses are also available virtually for other locations, but charges will apply. 

 

To learn more and to schedule your training,

Submit your request here.

You can also contact Julia Abate at 919-749-3095 or Julia_Abate@NCSU.edu

This material was produced under grant number SH99020SH0 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.