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.

The course is offered free of charge for small businesses with warehouses through an OSHA Susan Harwood Training grant.  Virtual and on-demand training sessions are available throughout the United States.  On-site training sessions are also available free of charge in the Raleigh, NC, Charlotte NC, or Twin Cities, MN regions.  Live courses are delivered in English.  Virtual and on-demand courses are available in English and Spanish.  Training materials are available in both English and Spanish.

To learn more and to schedule your training,

Submit your request here.

We are also offering the two courses virtually. On July 13, 2021 the employees training in English will be offered from 11:00AM-12:00PM. The supervisors training (in English) will be the same day from 2:00PM-3:30PM. On July 15, 2021, the Spanish versions of both courses will be offered: Employees training from 11:00AM-12:00Pm and supervisors training from 2:00-3:30PM. to register:

Submit your request here.

You can also contact Julia Abate at 919-749-3095 or

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.