According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number one reason identified for missing work is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs are injuries or pain in the musculoskeletal system caused by trauma to an area, postural strain, repetitive movements, and overuse. In this course you will learn about ergonomic risk factors, MSD symptoms, and how to left and carry objects safely.
The Ergonomics training course will identify ergonomic risk factors, recognize MSD signs and symptoms, and how to avoid injuries on the job.
Workers can suffer a disproportionately high number of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This module provides a general overview of ergonomics–what it is, how it can be used to help design a safe work place, and why all workers should know and understand how excessive work demands can lead to increased risk of work-related MSDs. It will also explain some solutions that can be implemented to reduce the risk of work-related MSDs for many types of jobs.