8AM-5PM DAY 1 & 2, 8AM-12PM DAY 3

EXPERIENCE HANDS-ON ERGONOMICS TRAINING IN REAL-LIFE WORK ENVIRONMENTS!

Usually offered only once per year, here is your chance to experience the practical aspects of hands-on introductory-level ergonomics job site assessment training. Earn your CEAS™ Certification through a hands-on approach in a dynamic, collaborative environment that combines classroom learning with hands-on, operational onsite job location practice.

Over the course of 2-1/2 days, we will visit a combination of industrial, manufacturing, service, and office environments to experience the practical hands-on aspects of ergonomics jobsite assessment. Learn how to identify potential hazards, recommend cost effective jobsite modifications and hazard prevention controls, compile OSHA-compliant reports, and educate management on the cost benefits of an ergonomically sound workplace.

At the completion of this course and submission of your two written ergonomics jobsite assessment reports, you will be designated as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist™ (CEAS™ I) and receive 1.8 CEUs/18 contact hours.

*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

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.

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be present for all 18 hours of class work  which includes,  course participation and group work. This along with completion of two ergonomics assessment  reports are an essential part of successful course completion. Certification will be earned after the completion, submission and review  of a final course evaluation  and two ergonomics assessment  reports (one office and one industrial ergonomics evaluation) using either the W-1 or D-2  OSHA  ergonomics evaluation tools.

Pricing

Tuition: $810.00   14 Day Advanced Price: $725.00

POLICIES

Tuition is refundable less $50.00 if canceled 14 days before the workshop date. Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance, for registrations or cancellations after the 14 days has expired. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend at another date. You may only change workshop dates or locations two times, then tuition will be forfeited. The Back School cannot be responsible for nonrefundable travel expenses, etc. should it become necessary to cancel a workshop.

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.

CO-SPONSORSHIP

The Back School is always looking to present our world-class training in new locations. To find out the benefits and requirements of co-sponsoring one of our live workshops or to co-sponsor any of our Live Workshops, please click here for details.

Dates/Location

Dates Location
 
Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 5, 2019 First Coast Technical College
2980 Collins Ave - Bldg D, Rm 101
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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.


Matt Jeffs, PT, DPT, CEAS II

Matt Jeffs, PT, DPT, CEAS II

Matt Jeffs, DPT, CHC, CEAS is an onsite preventive care specialist and a certified rehab ergonomist. He holds two professional clinical degrees in physical therapy (Bachelors of Health Science in Physical Therapy, from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA) and is licensed in Florida and North Carolina.

Dr. Jeffs has over 25 years of clinical and management experience and has directly overseen the successful rehabilitation of over 20,000 individuals in the clinical setting. As a Lean Practitioner equipped with over 12,000 hours of direct onsite experience serving clients in corporate and industrial settings, he applies continuous improvement methodology to all onsite projects and processes.

Dr. Jeffs holds a leadership role in the First Coast Manufacturers Association as its Workforce Education Director and Consultant to FCMA’s Board of Directors. FCMA is an industrial trade group consortium of some 300 manufacturers and companies in North Florida.

As an onsite consultant, he has led workforce education initiatives, ergonomic analyses, job demand analyses, defined job demand descriptions, legally-defensible job demand capacity evaluations, pre-work and fit-for-work screenings, transitional return-to-work strategies, early intervention onsite first-aid, onsite rehabilitation, and communications in public speaking, audio and video formats.

As a successful clinical business owner, Dr. Jeffs led an award-winning outpatient center where he directed strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods and information audit analyses.

He combines seasoned skills in public speaking, broadcasting and leadership with award-winning clinical excellence in sports, orthopedics and industrial medicine. This skill-set allows him to provide successful, verifiable work-injury reduction and cost containment strategies to corporate clientele.

Corporate leaders and academic colleagues seek out Dr. Jeffs for sound advisement and reliable solutions to the evolving patterns of a fluid, dynamic workplace. He is regularly sought to address colleges, universities, professional associations, trade groups and executive summits to convey his philosophy and applications for successful work-injury prevention, cost-containment and workforce optimization.


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DAY 1

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

Introduction/Ergonomics and the Power Zone

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Definition of ergonomics and ergonomist, introduction to the Workplace Athlete, understanding your Power Zone for sitting and standing & benefits of ergonomics

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

OSHA Standards/Guidelines & Government Research

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Explain current OSHA standards/guidelines and NIOSH research pertaining to ergonomics and injury prevention

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

BREAK

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM


“Ergonomics Eyes” – Using OSHA Survey Tools to Identify Risk Factors for MSDs

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Explain and practice use of OSHA survey tool, W-1: Basic Screening Tool for identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in industrial and manufacturing job sites

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion and Videotapes, Participation in Groups

LUNCH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Risk Factor Solutions: - Options for Risk Factor Modification or Control

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Explain techniques for risk factor modification or control using, administrative, engineering, personal protective equipment (PPE) or work practices solutions

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Practical Application: -Visit Industrial/Manufacturing work areas for practice of Job-site and Task Analysis.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Practice ergonomics assessment skills and use of OSHA survey tool, W-1: Basic Screening Tool for identifying risk factors for industrial and manufacturing job sites.

Participation in Groups as we visit selected industrial and manufacturing work areas

BREAK

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


Practical Application: -Visit Industrial/Manufacturing work areas for practice of Job-site and Task Analysis.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Practice ergonomics assessment skills and use of OSHA survey tool, W-1: Basic Screening Tool for identifying risk factors for industrial and manufacturing job sites.

Participation in Groups as we visit selected industrial and manufacturing work areas

Day One Wrap-up

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Review Industrial/Healthcare/Manufacturing work area assessments.

Discussion

DAY 2

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

“Ergonomics Eyes” Office Ergonomics – Using OSHA Survey Tools to Identify Risk Factors for MSDs

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Explain and practice use of OSHA survey tool Appendix D-2:VDT Workstation Checklist for identifying risk factors for office and video display terminal workstations

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion and Videotapes, Participation in Groups

BREAK

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Office Ergonomics - Applying ergonomics to the office environment

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

00Identify and practice skills in office ergonomics assessment and modification including, pros and cons for a variety of different improvements/modifications to the office environment, product option review and a step-by-step process for performing an ergonomics office assessment

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion, Product Review

LUNCH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Practical Application: -Visit office work areas for practice of Job-site and Task Analysis.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Practice ergonomics assessment skills and use of OSHA survey tool, Appendix D-2: VDT Workstation Checklist for identifying risk factors for office and video display terminal workstations

Participation in Groups as we visit selected office and video display terminal work areas

BREAK

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


Practical Application: -Visit office work areas for practice of Job-site and Task Analysis.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Practice ergonomics assessment skills and use of OSHA survey tool, Appendix D-2: VDT Workstation Checklist for identifying risk factors for office and video display terminal workstations

Participation in Groups as we visit selected office and video display terminal work areas

The Onsite Health & Safety Specialist

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Explain concepts for integrating safety protectionwith health promotion in the workplace

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Day Two Wrap-up

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Review VDT/Office/Computer Workstation work area assessments.

Discussion

DAY 3

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

Review of Anatomical Areas Susceptible to Injury- OSHA research and review of ergonomics risk factors and possible options for risk reduction and control for the lower back, neck, upper extremity, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and lower extremity

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Identify the anatomical areas susceptible to injury and the causes, signs and symptoms of MSDs of the spine, upper and lower extremities and an overview of ideas for solutions/opportunities of improvement. Review the OSHA research to validate ergonomics assessment forms W-1: Basic Screening Tool & Appendix D-2:VDT Workstation Checklist

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Additional Risk Factor Assessment Tools- WISHA & NIOSH Lifting Equation -Overview and practice using additional ergonomics assessment tools.

8:30 AM –9:15 AM

Demonstrate and practice using other OSHA/WISHA & NIOSH risk factor assessment tools

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion, Participation in Groups

Hazard Reduction and Control Measures – Where to find assistance with solutions

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Identify and review resource options for engineering/product solutions to reduce or control MSD risk factors

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Compiling Ergonomics Assessment Reports for Clients

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Explain the correct elements of a legally defensible ergonomics reports for clients

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

BREAK

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Marketing of Ergonomics Services-Return on Investment

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Explain fees and how to calculate ROI and market ergonomics services to management and outside clients

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Bibliography and Review

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Provide references for course material and development of additional ergonomics skills. Submit evaluation of workshop.

Written Evaluation of Workshop, Discussion