Management Training, held On-Site
The success with which ergonomic job changes are implemented in a workplace often hinges on supervisors and managers. Their acceptance of or resistance to ergonomics initiatives often results from their perceptions and understanding of this discipline.
To ensure ergonomics efforts reach their full potential, it is important that managers and supervisors are aware how ergonomics can improve safety, make their jobs easier, and increase the company's bottom line.
Each training program for managers is tailored to specific organization needs, including where training sessions are held and the topics presented.
Common training topics include:
- Introduction to ergonomics principles, including important definitions
- The importance of evidence-based practices
- Workplace injuries and their (direct and indirect) costs
- A brief review of basic workplace biomechanics principles, including the impact of employee body size differences, anatomy of the low back, hand, wrist, and shoulder joints, and how the body develops cumulative trauma
- How ergonomics is most effectively integrated into a work process to improve working conditions (e.g., effective ergonomics models used in other industries, importance of worker participation, the impact of implementing ergonomics, and case studies)
- A hands-on ergonomics workshop