Attendees will gain practical experience in ergonomic assessment and controls by participating with a professional ergonomist on a site-visit. Attendees will first review ergonomic assessment strategies and evaluation tools, then perform on-site task/station assessment, and finally, prepare a professional ergonomic report and presentation.
This course with support material fulfils the requirement for re-certification
- Identify and determine severity of risk factors
- Develop attack strategies for ergonomic assessment of tasks
- Knowledge of and ability to use tools (physical) of practice
- Determine evidence for constructing ergonomic controls
- Preparation and delivery of an ergonomic assessment report and presentation
Who Should Attend
- Ergonomic Professionals with fundamental training in applied ergonomics.
- Therapist whom require advanced training.
- Safety and related professionals whom require advanced training.
21 Hours (Lecture & Group Work)
The Matheson Difference; in order to enhance the learning experience, these learning tools will be used in the curriculum:
The resource will be available through the Matheson web site. Students may visit the site to review evaluation tests and techniques at their own pace.
Registration on the first day is from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Subsequent day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break at 12 noon and two 15 minute breaks around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Course ends at 3:00p.m. the last day.
AOTA CEU’s awarded based upon completion of the course in its entirety
Matheson Education and Training Solutions is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.
Matheson Education and Training Solutions LLC
166 S River Rd Suite 240
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 1-800-443-7690 (Toll Free)
John LaCourse, PhD, CPE, CEES
“Dr. John,” as he likes to be called, is a board-certified professional ergonomist providing service in ergonomic engineering. He is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. He specializes in engineering controls of cumulative trauma disorders. Dr. John’s expertise has been tapped nationally and internationally by courts, industry, national boards, and the military.
Day 0: Pre-Workshop Meeting, 7-8:30 PM
- Registration and Introductions
- Scheduling of Activities and Responsibilities
- Group Assignments
- Overview of Company to be Visited
Day 1: 8 AM -12 Noon, 1-5 PM, 7-8:30 PM (If needed)
Workshop: Review of Risk Factor Assessment and Tools
- Identification of Risks Factors and Their Severity
- Physical Measurement of Risk Factors
- Whole Body and Upper Extremity Evaluation Tools
- Washington State Caution and Hazard Zone Surveys
- Rapid Entire Body Assessment
- Rapid Upper Limb Assessment
- Strain Index
- Hand Activity Level
- Manual Material Handling Tools
- NIOSH Lifting Formula
- Liberty Mutual Lifting Tables
- Washington State Lifting Index
- Liberty Mutual Push, Pull, Carry Tables
- Use of Tools of the Trade (Push-Pull Gage, Goniometer, FSR, etc.)
- Site Specific Tools
Day 2: Workshop, 8 AM -12 Noon, 1-5 PM, 7-8:30 PM
Workshop: Site Visit and Site Task and/or Station Assessments
- AM: Site Visit
- PM: Group Assessments
- Data Analysis
- Constructing Evidence
- Building the Case
Day 3: 8 AM -12 Noon
Workshop: Presentation Preparation
- Report Preparation
- Group Case Presentation Preparation & Practice
Day 3: 1-3 PM
- Group Presentations and Report Delivery to Site Personnel
- Summary and Awarding of Graduation Certificates