Ergonomics
Training: In-person Training 

In addition to on-line training, APHC ergonomists offer an in-person Blended Learning Environment:

Lecture, Site Assessments (15 Hrs. classroom, 9 Hrs. site assessments)

24-Hr course consists of core courses from Applied Ergonomics course. The course focuses on recognition of ergonomic hazards (overhead reaching, lifting, carrying, hand/powered tools, bending/kneeling work, vibrations, and office).  Students conduct site assessments/walk-throughs with APHC Ergonomists to identify musculoskeletal hazards in the workplace.

Host site would be responsible for coordination of site visits to both office and industrial locations. Classes may be added/removed based on site’s need.  Monday and Friday typically serve as travel days.  Please contact us for more information.

Courses

Tues-                     Classroom                                                                                 Assessments

                               Introduction to Ergonomics                                                         Guided assessments: Overhead

                               Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders                                   Reaching, Lift/Carry

                               Biomechanics (Back & Shoulder Applications)                                (Warehouse, Shipping/Rec)

                               Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation Application                         

                               Saving Your Back

Wed-                      Classroom                                                                                    Assessments

                               Task Analysis                                                                               Guided assessments:

                               Washington State Checklist                                                          Bending/Lifting in Non-neutral 

                               Ovako Worker Posture Analysis System (OWAS)                              postures, power tool, vibration,

                               Manual Material Handling                                                             Hand Tools/Vibration    

                                                                                                                                            (Industrial Areas, CDC Day care,

                                                                                                                                             Commissary/Food Service,

                                                                                                                                             Dental Clinic, Hospital, Labs)       

Thurs-                   Classroom                                                                                      Assessments

                              Ergonomic Controls                                                                         Guided assessments:

                              Office Ergonomics/ROSA                                                                 Office/Sedentary Work,              

                              Workplace Design                                           

                              Snake Oil Ergonomics