Ergonomic Essentials to Building a Healthy Work Environment
What you'll learn
- Identify ergonomic risk factors and learn how to minimize them in your own workspace.
- Develop the skills to analyze your own posture and movements to identify areas for improvement.
- Learn about the latest ergonomic tools and technologies that can improve workplace comfort and productivity.
- Learn how to design a workspace that optimizes ergonomics for yourself and others.
- Understand how ergonomics can help prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
- Develop a plan for implementing ergonomic improvements in your own workplace or home office.
- No experience needed
As a professional occupational therapist and ergonomist, I've done countless evaluations and assessments to help people return to work and improve their workstation ergonomics.
This course is designed for anyone who spends significant amounts of time working at a desk or workstation, including office workers, employees working from home, students, freelancers, and anyone working at a computer. It is also appropriate for individuals who work in manufacturing or healthcare settings, where ergonomic principles are important for preventing injuries (MSDs) and improving efficiency.
This course is suitable for individuals of all levels of experience with ergonomics, from those who are new to the concept to those who have some experience and want to deepen their knowledge. Whether you are experiencing discomfort at your desk, interested in preventing workplace injuries, or seeking to improve your productivity and well-being, this course will provide valuable insights and practical tips for optimizing your workspace and taking care of your body.
The course is also appropriate for managers and supervisors who are responsible for the well-being and productivity of their employees. By taking this course, managers can learn how to create a safer, healthier, and more comfortable work environment for their staff, leading to better performance, reduced absenteeism, and increased job satisfaction.
By taking this course, you will learn how to adjust your workspace to optimize your posture and movements, reducing strain on your body and minimizing the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as back pain, neck pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of ergonomics and how they relate to pain and discomfort in the workplace. You will learn how to identify ergonomic risk factors such as poor posture, awkward movements, and repetitive motions, and how to adjust your workspace to minimize these risk factors.
You will also learn about the latest ergonomic tools and technologies that can help reduce pain and discomfort at your workstation. This includes ergonomic chairs, keyboards, mice, and other accessories that are designed to promote good posture and reduce strain on your body.
By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to design a workspace that is optimized for your comfort and health. This will help you reduce pain and discomfort at your workstation, leading to a more productive and enjoyable work experience.
Who this course is for:
- This ergonomics course is designed for anyone who spends significant amounts of time working at a desk or workstation, including office workers, working from home, and Human Resources managers.
Hi, I’m David.
I work as an Occupational Therapist in an acute care setting at a hospital on the central coast of California.
I’ve been working as an OT since 2013 in Las Vegas. I primarily work in the hospital but I also work as an ergonomist. I’ve worked in home health, skilled nursing, acute rehab, and I’ve also worked as a hand therapist and managed a therapy staffing business.
I'm also the lead editor of OTFocus.