ABOUT CEAS™ III: PRACTICE & MANAGEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS CERTIFICATION

This advanced-level course was designed specifically for The Back School and provides an advanced ergonomics assessment methodology. Designed by a Certified Professional Ergonomist, the course will teach participants to recognize, analyze, and recommend cost-effective ergonomics changes to the workplace, machines, hand tools, and work methods. Participants will also understand what drives customers to request professional ergonomics services.

This course provides concepts and principles of occupational ergonomics, especially as related to the manufacturing environment but also applicable in the office and healthcare workplaces. 16 contact hours.

There are no prerequisites for this course. You are not required to be CEAS™  or CEAS™ II  Certified before taking this course. 

At the successful completion of this course you will be awarded your certification designating you as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist III (CEAS™ III).

Our online course makes it easy to learn at your own pace, on your own schedule. You will:

  • View the Workshop Presentation Modules
  • Take and pass a 100-question exam with a 90% correct score
  • Submission of the two sets of the 4-page worksheets - one for an industrial and one for an office job.

  • A written report for each one of the jobs - one industrial and one office job. Reports should be similar to example included in the course presentation.

After completing the Course Evaluation, your course work submissions will be personally reviewed by an instructor, who will provide written feedback. You will be notified via email when your Certification has been approved. Your Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist™  III (CEAS™  III) Certificate will then become available to download as a PDF and you will receive 1.6 CEUs (16 contact hours).

*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialities/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.

There is a 90-day time-frame allotted to complete the course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Outline the history of occupational ergonomics

  • Relate a checklist of skills recommended for competency in ergonomics problem solving

  • Identify the basic structure of industry and how ergonomics integrates into production and assembly processes

  • Plan key preparation issues for an on-site visit

  • Relate how layout, equipment, and work processes influence musculoskeletal disorders and how to prevent them through ergonomics in design

  • Analyze workplace design using the principles of anthropometry, reach envelopes, sit/stand/sit-lean options

  • Apply anthropometry tables for evaluation and design criteria

  • Analyze ergonomics design principles for manual materials handling tasks

  • Apply the NIOSH Lifting Guideline and push/pull graphs for manual material handling evaluations

  • Examine the 6-step ergonomics problem solving process to develop successful solutions specific to the needs of your clients

  • Report cost-effective ergonomics changes to the work area, machine and hand tools, and work methods

  • Confirm the certification process for professional ergonomists

  • Outline the elements of an effective and professional client report

  • Demonstrate competency through the completion of 2 case studies and a comprehensive written exam

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REFUND POLICY

Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.

Who Should Register

PTs, OTs, CHTs, RNs, PT Students, Certified Safety Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Risk Managers, Ergonomists, Human Resources Professionals, PTAs, OTAs, ATs, NPs, OT Students, Industrial Hygienists, Chiropractors, Claims Managers, Safety Committee Members, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of onsite employee injury and increase employee productivity and satisfaction.

Testimonial

"The class was challenging and very informative. This is a great program."

Mark C. Mintz, Los Olivos, CA

Testimonial

"The course was given in a way that was easy to comprehend. The information was straight forward."

Clay Townsend, ATC, Dalton, GA

Ron Porter, Director, PT, CEAS III

Ron Porter, Director, PT, CEAS III

Ronald W. Porter is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Occupational Safety and Health, and Ergonomics. 

In the past 35 years, since becoming Director of the Back School, he has instructed over 1000 workshops and seminars on Ergonomics Awareness and Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention to physical and occupational therapists; medical doctors; chiropractors; occupational health nurses; and industrial health and safety professionals. 

Ron has worked with over 300 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Waters; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; Arizona Public Service Company; Association of California Water Agencies/Joint Powers Insurance Agency and the United States Navy; consulting on the development and implementation of innovative ergonomics programs for both individual plant sites and entire corporations. 

He was chosen as the 2012 ASSE Ergonomics Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year, one of the 50 Most Influential People in Workers' Compensation by the 2014 SEAK National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference and received a 2016 Presidentís Award presented by the ASSE. 

His recent presentations include: 

The 2007 - 2017 American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conferences - The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference | The 1995 - 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences | The 2010 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition | SEAK Annual National Workersí Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 - 2007 and 2013 and a March 2010 national webinar on the Aging Workforce for the ASSE Virtual Classroom. 

His Bachelor of Science degree is from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his Graduate Degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING ERGONOMICS IN INDUSTRY

  • History of occupational ergonomics
  • Basic structure of industry and how ergonomics integrates into the production and assembly processes
  • A classification System for looking at the boundaries that typically limit human performance

MODULE 2: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR WORKPLACE DESIGN

  • Principles and practices for workplace design- Prevention of workplace problems 
  • Design principles/concepts for manual material handling tasks- NIOSH lifting equation
  • 3 basic mechanisms used to identify the presence of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
  • Solutions that correct a variety of workplace design problems

MODULE 3: THE ERGONOMICS PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS

  • Step-by-step Ergonomics Problem Solving Process
  • Elements of an effective, professional client report
  • Certification processes for professional ergonomists