Florida Reducing and Eliminating Workplace Injuries through Ergonomics


Learning objectives

  • Define ergonomics and discuss the benefits of and ways to determine the needs of an ergonomics program, the goals of the program (if implemented), and the steps involved in implementing
    a well-designed ergonomics program.
  • Summarize the steps employers should take in conducting a job hazard analysis and discuss what risk factors evaluators should notate in a workplace evaluation including awkward postures, contact stress, lifting, lighting, repetitive motion, and other factors that are of particular importance to safety within the workplace.
  • Discuss recommendations for improvement, both to the individuals and to the employers, which will to decrease and/or eliminate risks to workers while creating healthier environments that will
    ultimately reduce the likelihood of workers’ compensation claims and injuries.
  • Describe activities, exercises and stretches that will benefit office workers and will encourage movement, as well as reduce strain and/or injuries brought on by sedentary office work.
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