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Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health 2019

Sep 09 - 12, 2019   |   Boston, Massachusetts  United States Of America
Specialties : Public Health   |   Musculo Skeletal system
Course Brochure

Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health is organized by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education (ECPE) and will be held from Sep 09 - 12, 2019 at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Who Should Participate:
Ergonomics and Human Factors is ideal for professionals with direct responsibility for the health and safety of employees and the work environment. The program will include participants from diverse job functions, companies, industries, and countries. Ideal participants include:
• Corporate medical staff
• Ergonomists
• Human resource professionals
• Human factors professionals
• Industrial hygienists
• Manufacturing and design engineers
• Occupational health practitioners
• Physical and occupational therapists
• Safety and health managers and engineers

Program Overview:
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a leading cause of employee injury and illness across industries and occupations. Fortunately, work-related MSDs and their associated costs can be prevented through the effective application of ergonomic principles.

This applied program brings together professionals from across industries and sectors to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders and improve workplace health and safety through ergonomics. Ergonomics and Human Factors explores both the technical skills required to perform job assessments and the organizational factors which contribute to successful ergonomics programs.

Participants will complete this program ready to control health and performance problems through ergonomic interventions, optimize their organization’s ergonomics program, and improve employee health and safety.

Improve Employee Health and Safety:
With a focus on improving worker health and safety, this program offers practical advice for implementing and optimizing workplace ergonomics programs. In addition, the technical skills required for occupational ergonomic interventions are explored through lectures, group work, and in-depth discussions. This course is unique in considering both the public health and industry perspectives.

New Office Ergonomics Sessions:
Poorly designed work stations, bad work habits, and prolonged sitting can all have serious adverse health effects. With much of the American workforce performing sedentary work at a desk all day, office ergonomics has taken on new levels of importance. This course now includes an expanded focus on office ergonomics to address these challenges. New sessions include:
• Sit Stand Desks and the Necessary Training
• Considerations for Standing Work
• Physiology of Sitting, Standing, and Walking-Integration of Treadmills to Improve Workstations
• Review of the Evidence for Workstations
• System’s Approaches to Combating the Sedentary Workplace

At Ergonomics and Human Factors, You Will Learn to:
• Initiate or improve ergonomics programs to optimize system performance and well-being
• Perform basic analysis to identify, evaluate, and control risk factors that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders
• Describe evidence based approaches to combat the sedentary workplace

Highlighted Program Topics:
• Design and management of workplace ergonomics programs
• Office ergonomics
• Anatomy and physiology of low-back pain and upper-extremity disorders
• Analysis, control, and treatment of work hazards, including NIOSH lifting equation, RULA, and Strain Index

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


Jack T. Dennerlein
Jack T. Dennerlein

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Contact No. : 617.432.2100

Course Fee Details

Course Fee : USD $2050.00
Early Fee : NA
Early Fee Last date : NA

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Venue Address

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
FXB Building, 651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, United States Of America

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