Course 152 - Ergonomic Hazards in Construction

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course 152 Ergonomic Hazards in Construction

Key Topics

  • Worker Risk Factors
  • Task Risk Factors
  • Environmental Risk Factors
  • Hazard Controls
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Administrative Solutions

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

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Module 1 - Ergonomic Risk Factors

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define ergonomics and the risks inherent with the worker, task, and environment.
  • Discuss risk factors in the worker including: age, gender, physical activity, strength and anthropometry (scientific study of the measurements & proportions of the human body).
  • Discuss risk factors in the task including: force, vibration, repetition, recovery time, duration twisting, and posture.
  • Discuss risk factors in the environment including: illumination, sound, temperature, and psychosocial.
  • Define and give examples of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MDSs).

Module 2 - Solutions to Ergonomic Hazards

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the "Hierarchy of Controls" and how it relates to ergonomics improvement.
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics "engineering controls."
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics "administrative controls."
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics "personal protective equipment."
  • Describe safe lifting techniques.
  • Describe the steps in prioritizing making ergonomic improvements.

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