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OSH 230 - Ergonomics

3.0 Credits
Overview of history and evolution of ergonomics in the workplace. Ergonomic risk factors, terminology, engineering solutions, applications of principles of body mechanics, and communication of basic concepts and solutions. Prerequisite: BIOL& 175 .

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and evolution of ergonomics including the new focus related to the aging workforce. [EXPLORE]
  2. Understand and apply basic ergonomic terminology. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Explain the principles of body mechanics. [REASON]
  4. Recognize and analyze ergonomic risk factors. [REASON]
  5. Identify corrective solutions (including training, engineering and procedural modifications) to address ergonomic risks. [REASON]
  6. Communicate basic ergonomic concepts and solutions to workforce and management through training and report writing. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Demonstrate proper ergonomic practices including NIOSH lifting guidelines. [ACT]

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