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Education and Training

Approaching the issues related to ergonomics in the workplace using a program approach will result in a safer work environment, improved work efficiency, increased productivity, and greater job satisfaction.

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Train-the-Evaluator Certified Ergonomics Office Evaluator (CEOE) (3 Days)

We offer a Train-the-Evaluator class on site for employers who want to be trained to do “Office Assessments”.  The training is 2 days of classroom training with practicums and 1 day of hands-on assessment training for 3 trainees. If more people need training we add days for the assessment piece.

We provide certification of completion as a Certified Ergonomics Office Evaluator (CEOE), after attendee’s have met the trainer’s criteria. A certification from Solutions Northwest, Inc., when presented with the curriculum, will serve to let others know that your employees were provided thorough training from a Certified Professional Ergonomist who is an expert in occupational ergonomics.

Training Modules

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Module 1 – Train the Evaluator Introduction

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Module 2 – Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics

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Module 3 – Office Related Injuries

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Module 4 – Anthropometric Measurements and Chair Adjustment

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Module 5 – Ergonomics Risk Factors

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Module 6 – The Tool Box

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Module 7 – Analysis of Problems

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Module 8 – The Assessment Process

Training Objectives

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Gain a foundational knowledge of the systems

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Understand common injuries and specific risk factors that can contribute to their development

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Become skilled in measuring people and equipment

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Be able to identify ergonomics risk factors and their root causes

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Be able to recommend equipment and equipment adjustments that eliminate risk factors

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Be able to complete office ergonomics assessments independently

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Office Ergonomics Assessment Training  (1 Day)

Objective:

  • Ergonomics Risk Factors and the Root Causes – Be able to identify ergonomics risk factors and their root causes, identify individuals that may be more susceptible to discomfort and injury
  • Anthropometric Measurements and Chair Adjustment – Learn how to take body measurements for the purpose of understanding variation in individuals and fitting the individual equipment they need to use
  • The Tool Box – Learn what equipment solutions work and for whom they work
  • Risk Assessment Form and Analysis of Problems – Identify ergonomics risks and their root cause
  • Assessments and Walk through Risk Analysis – Practicum

Length of Time:
1 Day

General Industry Train-The-Evaluator Training (1-2 Days)

General Industry Train-The-Evaluator Training (1-2 Days)

Objective:
Part I: To provide the trainee with basic understanding of ergonomics principles and how they are applied to a general industry work environment. To learn how the body works, what makes it breakdown and how the elimination of ergonomics risk factors can prevent this from occurring. To learn how to control ergonomics risks through engineering, administrative and work practice methods.

Part II: Complete a practicum workshop to master the use of 4 effective assessment tools to help identify and controls ergonomics risk factors.

Topics:

  • Basic Principles of Ergonomics
  • The Human Kinetic Chain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Risk Factors
  • Controls and Design Principles
  • Task Analysis
  • Assessment Tools
  • Practical Application
  • Eliminating Risk through Controls

Length of Time:
1-2 Days

Fundamentals of Office Ergonomics (1.5 Hours)

Fundamentals of Office Ergonomics (1.5 Hours)

Objective:
This session will provide an educational framework for the fundamentals of office ergonomics.  Attendees will learn to identify ergonomics risk factors, to use common solutions to eliminate risk factors, and create a systematic approach for performing an office ergonomics assessment.  Many of the risk factors that lead to injuries can be avoided with employee training and simple changes to the workstation.  Attendees will learn how to take a pro-active approach in identifying the development of symptoms, and how to effectively intervene when work-related disorders occur.  Attendees will leave this session with:

  • Basic ergonomics definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • An understanding of basic anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics
  • The ability to identify ergonomics risk factors, and an understanding of the risk factor-injury association
  • The ability to apply solutions to reduce risk factors.

Length of Time:
1.5 Hours

Neutral Posture (1 Hour)

Neutral Posture (1 Hour)

Objective:
To educate employees and managers on how to reduce ergonomics risk factors in their work environment. The focus is to prevent the development of discomfort and work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Length of Time:
1 Hour

General Industry Ergonomics Training (1 Hour)

General Industry Ergonomics Training (1 Hour)

Objective:
To provide the trainee with basic understanding of ergonomics principles and how they are applied to a general industry work environment. To learn how the body works, what makes it breakdown and what ergonomics risks can be eliminated to prevent this from occurring. To learn how to control ergonomics risks through engineering, administrative and work practice methods.

Length of Time:
1 Hour

Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention (1-1.5 Hours)

Objective:
The objective of this training session is to provide education on how to work safe to avoid injury.  The group will participate in dynamic warm up, core strengthening activity and stretch exercises.

Length of Time:
1-1.5 Hours

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The Warm Up

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Using Core to Stay Safe

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Safe Lifting Strategies

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Working in Neutral Posture

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Stretch and Flex

The NEAT Program (1 Hour)

The NEAT Program (1 Hour)

Objective:
To introduce the NEAT concept, which was introduced by Dr. Jim Levine at the Mayo Clinic. NEAT is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, which is basically calories burned during non-exercise types of movement. Dr. Levine’s research focuses on helping people understand obesity, weight reduction, and the idea that expending calories through the activities of daily living is more important for calorie burning than exercise.

Length of Time:
1 Hour

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