Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
The study of ergonomics will result in reductions of injury and increases in productivity by improving the “fit” between the worker and the work environment. This is achieved by matching the physiological and psychological capabilities of a person to the design of the equipment, tasks to be performed and the total workplace environment. This course will introduce the student to the need for ergonomics, methods for problem identification, solution development and effectiveness evaluation of implemented changes.
Course at a glance
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of user-oriented design.
- Consider the relationship between human characteristics and work performance.
- Recognize ergonomic hazards that contribute to workplace injuries and illnesses.
- Identify basic design principles that optimize human performance in job settings.
Linda Miller, PhD is a occupational therapist and certified ergonomist. She started EWI Works in Edmonton in 1991, specializing in injury prevention in heavy industry, health care and utilities. Linda completed her Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Alberta in 1989. With a keen in...
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