Workstation Ergonomics - Revised
Learn to identify the key factors that can affect your workstation ergonomics.
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It is important for those who spend long periods of time working with computers to know about workstation ergonomics, also known as DSE. This course demonstrates the recommended way to use computer equipment in a safe and healthy way. Given the widespread use of computers at work and beyond, this course is increasingly vital in today's world.
The course starts of with introducing you to what Ergonomics is and dose, briefly describes its benefits and then discusses the factors affecting workstations ergonomics. After which the course will delve into using visual display units correctly and effectively, and will guide you through equipment that can be used for an ergonomic workstation.
Next the course begins discussing the physical factors in workstation ergonomics followed by the environmental factors. Lastly the course speaks of musculoskeletal disorders, teaching you about how to recognize them, preventing them and presents a case study on musculoskeletal disorders.
This course would be of great interest to anyone working in an office environment to improve their posture, health or performance in work.Start Course Now
Introducing Workstation Ergonomics
Introducing Workstation Ergonomics - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Ergonomics
Factors Affecting Workstation Ergonomics
Introducing Workstation Ergonomics - Lesson Summary
Designing an Ergonomic Workstation
Designing an Ergonomic Workstation - Learning Outcomes
Using a VDU Effectively
Equipment for an Ergonomic Workstation
Designing an Ergonomic Workstation - Lesson Summary
Physical and Environmental Ergonomic Factors
Physical and Environmental Ergonomic Factors - Learning Outcomes
Physical Ergonomic Factors
Environmental Ergonomic Factors
Case Study – Ergonomics
Physical and Environmental Ergonomic Factors - Lesson Summary
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) - Learning Outcomes
Recognizing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Case Study - Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Define ergonomics
- Identify the key factors that can affect workstation ergonomics
- Recognise the key factors for effective VDU use
- Identify the types of equipment that can create an ergonomic workstation
- Recognise the physical factors that impact on an ergonomic workstation
- Identify the environmental factors that affect workstation ergonomics
- Apply ergonomic theory to realistic situations in the workplace
- Choose appropriate solutions to ergonomic problems in a workplace
- Recognise Muscoloskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
- Describe methods of preventing MSDs in the workplace
- Outline appropriate solutions to prevent MSDs in the workplace
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