Reducing Workplace Injuries Through Ergonomics [34.11]
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

   Brad Ridenour, Ergonomist, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Secondary Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpal tunnel, pinched nerves, herniated discs, and other musculoskeletal disorders account for roughly one-third of all worker injury and illness cases. These are triggered by common tasks people perform at work, but ergonomics can help prevent these injuries from happening. In this session, learn how to complete an ergonomic assessment, so you can identify a worker’s risk of injury and provide a safe workplace environment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the benefits of ergonomics and its role in reducing workplace injuries.
2. List tips for how to complete an ergonomic assessment.
3. Describe simple, low-cost solutions for improving ergonomics.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  CDMS: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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