Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health (EHF1011)

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health, FXB Building

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 03, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 06, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 03, 2011
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This program provides a unique perspective on ergonomics and human factors in industry, ranging from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the low back and manual materials handling to human error and organizational factors. Participants will learn to analyze and control risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders, integrate employees with MSDs into the workplace, and learn to design workplace ergonomics programs for their benefit.

Who should participate

  • Corporate Medical Staff

  • Ergonomics Team Leaders

  • Human Resource Directors

  • Industrial Hygienists

  • Manufacturing, Design, and Safety Engineers

  • Occupational Health Practitioners

  • Physical and Occupational Therapists

  • Production Managers

  • Safety and Health Managers

Upon completion of this Harvard program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and control risk factors that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

  • Initiate or improve ergonomics programs to control health and performance problems

  • Perform basic task analyses to identify, evaluate, and control MSDs