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Ergonomic Change Team

This course will help organizations develop an Ergonomic Change Team. Its mandate is to identify and work to resolve risk factors that may contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

The program will take the team through both a reactive and proactive ergonomics cycle. The reactive cycle will cover risk identification, evaluating priorities, proposing solutions, implementing and evaluating a prototype, and adopting solutions. The proactive cycle uses the feedback from the previous changes and ensures that ergonomic principles are used in the purchasing and design of new equipment.


Team Structure

The team should consist of representatives from each work group within the organization, including both management and worker representation. There should be at least one member from the Joint Health and Safety Committee to act as a liaison.


Program Content

  • Introduction to ergonomics
  • Overview of the musculoskeletal system and biomechanics
  • Common MSDs encountered in the workplace
  • Risk factors for MSDs
  • Identifying and prioritizing ergonomic issues
  • Anthropometry
  • Reducing the risk—solution building
  • Office ergonomics
  • Implementing and evaluating change
  • Summary and future direction
  • Start-up of the ergonomic change team

The content of this program can be tailored for individual firm needs.

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