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LEARN TO PERFORM ERGONOMICS ASSESSMENTS IN A DYNAMIC SETTING

This highly engaging, interactive 2-day workshop is a broad-based, introductory-level instruction that teaches the foundations of basic OSHA-compliant ergonomics assessments. You will learn the skills you need to analyze multiple task jobs in the office, industrial/manufacturing, and healthcare environments using OSHA ergonomics survey tools W-1, D-2 and WAC. With a combination of group work and individual practice you will come to understand best practices for implementation of cost-effective, high-impact solutions for the prevention of workplace injury. We will cover performing office and non-office ergonomics assessments with focus on identifying risk factors and determining solutions and opportunities for improvements.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Identify where the body is susceptible to injuries and analyze the causes, signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Apply the OSHA ergonomics jobsite analysis forms W-1, D-2 and WAC in performing multiple task ergonomics assessments.
  • Identify and apply effective methods for controlling risk factors.
  • Analyze and construct injury prevention strategies.
  • Design ergonomics problem solving solutions.
  • Examine successful marketing techniques for ergonomics programs.

At the successful completion of the workshop you will be awarded your certification designating you as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist® (CEAS®).  15 Contact Hours

*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC, CRCC and COPSKT. 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 15 hours of class work which includes class participation and group work. Certification will be earned after the completion of two final ergonomics reports (one office and one industrial ergonomics evaluation) with their attendant WEAR (Worksite Ergonomics Assessment Reports) reports and the OSHA assessment tool used in the evaluation, either the W-1, WAC or D-2.

pRICING

Tuition: $585.00   14 Day Advanced Price: $530.00   Price for 3 or more participants (each): $470.00

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, PTAs, PT Students, OTs, OTAs, OT Students, CHTs, ATs, RNs, NPs, Certified Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Safety Committee Members, Human Resources Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, Ergonomists, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, 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.

Testimonial

"It takes a special instructor to present dry material - very knowledgable / excellent experience! Held audience continually with mix of pertinent facts and humor. Really enjoyed the training and will highly recommend to others!"

Lauri A Taylor, CSP, CEAS, Trumbull, CT

Testimonial

"The course really provided a great deal of insight in solving common ergonomic concerns.  The video components were very effective as was the class format in which discussion and collaboration were encouraged. I actually developed a greater interest in ergonomic assessments, particularly in the field/factory setting through this course.  It was fun to think outside the box to determine conclusions."

Sunita M, DPT, Plainsboro, NJ

Dates/Location

Dates Location
 
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 TupperwareBrands
14901 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown
1365 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Jan 16, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020 Kaiser: Santa Rosa
3975 Old Redwood Hwy., Medical Office Bldg #5
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020 California Schools Joint Powers Authority
1950 South Sunwest Lane, Suite 102
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 Hammer Rehab & Fitness Ltd.
W231 S7680 Big Bend Dr,
Milwaukee (Big Bend), WI 53103
May 8, 2020 - May 9, 2020 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson
10301 Jeffreys Street
Las Vegas (Henderson), NV 89052
May 14, 2020 - May 15, 2020 Colonial Life
1200 Colonial Life Blvd
Columbia, SC 29172
Aug 27, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020 Hawaii Pacific Health
55 Merchant Street, 25th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813

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 38 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; industrial health and safety professionals; employee health and human resource professionals; and insurance claims managers.

 

Ron has worked with over 350 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Services; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; A-dec Dental; Patterson Dental: 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 President’s Award presented   by the ASSE.

 

His recent presentations include:

The 2007 - 2017 and 2019 American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conferences • The 2018 & 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference • March 2018 Webinar for the American Association of Hand Therapists • The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 and 2018  National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 •  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 Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 


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 38 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; industrial health and safety professionals; employee health and human resource professionals; and insurance claims managers.

 

Ron has worked with over 350 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Services; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; A-dec Dental; Patterson Dental: 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 President’s Award presented   by the ASSE.

 

His recent presentations include:

The 2007 - 2017 and 2019 American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conferences • The 2018 & 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference • March 2018 Webinar for the American Association of Hand Therapists • The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 and 2018  National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 •  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 Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 


Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Bob has lectured and consulted in Ergonomics since 1993. He has also been an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco, Masters of Physical Therapy Program and an Associate Professor on Professional Ethics and leadership for the DPT program at UCSF. Bob was co-founder of Physical Therapy Services of Rohnert Park where he worked from 1979 until 2006. 

He has provided physical therapy services and ergonomics training to companies including State Farm Insurance Company, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, Medtronic and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Bob received his certificate as an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant from City College of San Francisco, his Physical Therapy Degree from UCSF, his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Sonoma State University and his Doctorate in Health Science from the University of St. Augustine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.


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 38 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; industrial health and safety professionals; employee health and human resource professionals; and insurance claims managers.

 

Ron has worked with over 350 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Services; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; A-dec Dental; Patterson Dental: 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 President’s Award presented   by the ASSE.

 

His recent presentations include:

The 2007 - 2017 and 2019 American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conferences • The 2018 & 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference • March 2018 Webinar for the American Association of Hand Therapists • The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 and 2018  National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 •  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 Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 


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 38 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; industrial health and safety professionals; employee health and human resource professionals; and insurance claims managers.

 

Ron has worked with over 350 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Services; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; A-dec Dental; Patterson Dental: 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 President’s Award presented   by the ASSE.

 

His recent presentations include:

The 2007 - 2017 and 2019 American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conferences • The 2018 & 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference • March 2018 Webinar for the American Association of Hand Therapists • The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 and 2018  National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 •  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 Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 


Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Bob has lectured and consulted in Ergonomics since 1993. He has also been an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco, Masters of Physical Therapy Program and an Associate Professor on Professional Ethics and leadership for the DPT program at UCSF. Bob was co-founder of Physical Therapy Services of Rohnert Park where he worked from 1979 until 2006. 

He has provided physical therapy services and ergonomics training to companies including State Farm Insurance Company, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, Medtronic and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Bob received his certificate as an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant from City College of San Francisco, his Physical Therapy Degree from UCSF, his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Sonoma State University and his Doctorate in Health Science from the University of St. Augustine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.


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 38 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; industrial health and safety professionals; employee health and human resource professionals; and insurance claims managers.

 

Ron has worked with over 350 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Services; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; A-dec Dental; Patterson Dental: 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 President’s Award presented   by the ASSE.

 

His recent presentations include:

The 2007 - 2017 and 2019 American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conferences • The 2018 & 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference • March 2018 Webinar for the American Association of Hand Therapists • The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 and 2018  National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 •  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 Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 


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 38 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; industrial health and safety professionals; employee health and human resource professionals; and insurance claims managers.

 

Ron has worked with over 350 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Services; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; A-dec Dental; Patterson Dental: 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 President’s Award presented   by the ASSE.

 

His recent presentations include:

The 2007 - 2017 and 2019 American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conferences • The 2018 & 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference • March 2018 Webinar for the American Association of Hand Therapists • The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 and 2018  National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 •  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 Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 


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DAY 1

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

Introduction/OSHA Standards/Guidelines & Government Research

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

"Ergonomic Eyes" Using OSHA Survey Tools to Identify Risk Factors for MSDs

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Explain and practice use of OSHA survey tools for identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in industrial and office jobs

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

BREAK

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

"Ergonomic Eyes" Using OSHA Survey Tools to Identify Risk Factors for MSDs

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Explain and practice use of OSHA survey tools for identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in industrial and office jobs

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

Review of Anatomical Areas Susceptible to Injury- Lower Back, Neck, Upper Extremity (including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) and Lower Extremity

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Identify the anatomical areas susceptible to injury and the causes, signs and symptoms of MSDs of the spine, upper and lower extremities

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

BREAK

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

"Ergonomic Eyes" Using OSHA Survey Tools to Identify Risk Factors for MSDs

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Explain and practice use of OSHA survey tools for identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in industrial and office jobs

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

Day One Wrap-Up

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Discussion

DAY 2

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

Office Ergonomics

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Identify and practice skills in office ergonomics assessment and modification

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion, Videotapes

OSHA Ergonomics Program Elements - The four elements in an OSHA Ergonomics Program

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Identify the correct elements for implementing an OSHA compliant ergonomics program

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

BREAK

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Additional Risk Factor Assessment Tools- WISHA & NIOSH Lifting Equation

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

LUNCH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Additional Risk Factor Assessment Tools- WISHA & NIOSH Lifting Equation

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Participation in Groups

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

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

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

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

BREAK

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Compiling Ergonomics Assessment Reports for Clients

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

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

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Certification Exam

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Identify participants knowledge and understanding of OSHA compliant ergonomics analysis and determine their ability to generate a written report

Participants review videotapes and compile two (2) written ergonomics assessments to submit for CEAS certification

Marketing of Ergonomics Services

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Bibliography and Review

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Evaluation of Workshop, Discussion