EST07 When Safety First, You Last: Learning Ergonomics at the Workplace
This Ergonomics course is concerned with the achievement of optimal relationships between humans and their work environment. Topics include the capabilities and limitations of humans and machines, simulation of design and training, principles of symbolic and pictorial displays, responses to environmental stress, injuries from poorly designed workplaces, and repetitive motion with emphasis on prevention.
| Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe ergonomic risk factors and ergonomic risk factor modifiers, and assess the impact they have on the development of cumulative trauma disorders.
- Conduct an ergonomic assessment, and recommend the implementation of successful interventions.
- Differentiate between engineering and management interventions, and recommend such interventions to reduce the presence and magnitude of ergonomic risk factors.
- Apply the NIOSH Lifting Equation to a manual materials handling lift, and interpret the results.
- Recognize the presence and types of psychosocial ergonomic risk factors, and recommend actions that can be taken to reduce their negative impact on employee safety and work efficiency.
- Evaluate and articulate the importance of optimizing the interface between employees and equipment/machinery, and how to optimize the interface.
- Evaluate and articulate the value in providing clear written communications, and how to apply various methods to maximize the accurate transfer of information.
- Recognize the importance of written ergonomic and medical management programs, and how to successfully develop and implement such programs.
- Working culture in Malaysia
Our fee is inclusive of tuition, meals (5 times daily), 2-bedroom apartment, 3-day 2-night weekend gateaway, local excursion, and extra co-curricular activities.