Knowing ergonomic applications in the work place and understanding terminology used by medical professionals and safety regulators will help you look at the way you use your body to work and play in a different way. It doesn’t matter if you work in an office, on a construction site, or behind a counter serving customers, the principles of ergonomics presented in this course will improve your way of life. You will learn about employer regulatory requirements and how important it is to follow your employer’s Ergonomic Work Plan.
Under federal law, General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), regulated by OSHA, employers have an obligation to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. Ergonomics falls into this category, and the goal of this course is to provide awareness of ergonomic hazards and how to avoid or correct unhealthy behaviors when working out on the job site.