Course 152 - Ergonomic Hazards in Construction

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Ergonomics includes the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of soft tissues.

If you are an employee or supervisor working on construction sites in your daily work, this course will help you gain a basic understanding of best practices and requirements associated the ergonomics issues above.

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Key Topics

  • Worker Risk Factors
  • Task Risk Factors
  • Environmental Risk Factors
  • Hazard Controls
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Administrative Solutions

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

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Modules and Learning Objectives

Click on the blue links below to access the modules. You can also click on the links at the top of the page. By the end of the course, you should be able to accomplish each of the learning objectives listed in each module.

Module 1 - Ergonomic Risk Factors

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define ergonomics and the risks inherent with the worker, task, and environment.
  • Discuss risk factors in the worker including: age, gender, physical activity, strength and anthropometry (scientific study of the measurements & proportions of the human body).
  • Discuss risk factors in the task including: force, vibration, repetition, recovery time, duration twisting, and posture.
  • Discuss risk factors in the environment including: illumination, sound, temperature, and psychosocial.
  • Define and give examples of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MDSs).

Module 2 - Solutions to Ergonomic Hazards

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the "Hierarchy of Controls" and how it relates to ergonomics improvement.
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics "engineering controls."
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics "administrative controls."
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics "personal protective equipment."
  • Describe safe lifting techniques.
  • Describe the steps in prioritizing making ergonomic improvements.

Course 152 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Course 152 Final Exam

After you have studied all of the course material and answered the quiz questions, take the final exam. We highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are the same or similar to those on the final exam.

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