Ergonomics (Construction)

Overview

Construction work is physically demanding. Workers often need to lift, stoop, bend, kneel, twist, stretch, and repeatedly perform other physically awkward tasks. Constantly pushing the body past its natural limits can lead to work-related musculoskeletal disorders. This is why ergonomics plays such an important role in preventing injuries on-the-job.

This course explains the role ergonomics should play in maintaining safety at a construction work site. This includes identifying the types and causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and explaining the tools, equipment, and work practices employees can use to prevent them.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the role ergonomics plays in helping construction workers avoid work-related musculoskeletal disorders through identifying and avoiding risk factors
  • Identify how to avoid on-the-job injury for hand-intensive work, overhead and floor work, and manual materials handling.

Audience

All construction employees.

Features

This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams

Regulations

OSHA - the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method

Online

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