Ergonomic Assessor Certification -Level I

This 3 day Level 1 certification course will provide participants the introductory tools and
training necessary to conduct basic office ergonomic assessments and develop hazard
identification reports by use of ergonomic/human factors and participatory applications.

Please Note: This course is offered to health practitioners ( Occupational Therapists,
Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Registered Nurses) with limited Ergonomic/Human Factors exposure/experience and who are interested in offering/conducting Office Ergonomic Assessments to individuals/employees with no identified medical condition, injury or chronic pain.

Proof of membership/licensing within a regulatory body will be required to attend this course.

INTRODUCTION TO ERGONOMICS & WELLNESS

  • Defining Ergonomics/Human Factors
  • Ergonomic Domains
  • Benefits
  • Need indicators
  • Provincial and Federal regulations and guidelines; CSA standards
  • The Future of Ergonomics

OVERVIEW OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders ( MSD's)
  • Anatomy 101
  • Risk Factors for Injury
  • Common MSD's
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Stages of MSD development
  • MSD Prevention

THE OFFICE WORKSTATION

  • Identification of Problem Jobs
  • Ergonomic Assessor Roles
  • Comfort Survey Form
  • Achieving Neutral Posture

DATA COLLECTION

  • Anthropometric Measurements
  • Office Furniture- types
  • Seating
  • Computer Equipment
  • Basic Workstation Adjustments

REPORT DEVELOPMENT

FOLLOW UP

PRACTICUM

$900 - Non Member       $750 - Member       **Price subject to change without notice**