10AM-6PM Eastern Time Day 1 / 10AM-2:15PM Eastern Time Day 2
Includes Access to 4-Hour Self Guided Practicum
Learn To Perform Ergonomics Assessments In An Engaging, Live-Online Setting

***NOTE*** This workshop is part-one of a two-part certification program. Part two consists of a self-paced, four-hour online practicum that includes a multiple choice exam along with two practice assessments that must be submitted for review.

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®).  11 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.

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be present for all 11 hours of class work which includes class participation and group work.

Participants will then be given complimentary access to a 4-Hour Practicum via Promo Code that consists of a 100 Question Exam and 2 Case Studies. Both the live instruction and practicum must be completed to attain the CEAS certification.

The case studies consist 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  
  • Price for 3 or more participants (each): $520.00

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 up to two times, then tuition will be forfeited.

Who Should Register

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

Dates/Location

Dates Location
 
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020 Live Online Training Workshop
Live Online Training Workshop
Live Online Training Workshop, - 30318

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 to Ergonomics/OSHA Standards/Guidelines & Government Research

10:00-12:00

Outline current theories on ergonomics. Explain current OSHA standards/guidelines and NIOSH research pertaining to ergonomics and injury prevention

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion

BREAK

12:00-12:15


“Ergonomics Eyes” – Using OSHA W-1 Basic Screening Tool to Identify Risk Factors for MSDs

12:15-1:30

Explain and practice use of OSHA W-1 Basic Screening tool for identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in industrial/manufacturing, healthcare and office job tasks

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion, Video and Participation

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

1:30-2:00

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

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion

LUNCH BREAK

2:00-2:30

“Ergonomics Eyes” – Using OSHA D-2 Workstation Checklist to Identify Risk Factors for MSDs

2:30- 4:00

Explain and practice use of OSHA D-2 VDT Workstation Checklist for identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in office tasks

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion, Videotapes and Participation

BREAK

4:00-4:15

Office Ergonomics: Review of Options for Risk Factor Modification or Control and Product Review

4:15-5:15

Apply risk assessment skills for investigation and selection of appropriate solutions for risk factor modification or control in office job tasks

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion

Healthcare Ergonomics: Introduction to Risk Factor Identification

5:15-5:45

Identify and practice skills for healthcare ergonomics assessment and risk factor modification or control

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion, Video

Day One Wrap-up

5:15-6:00

Q & A Discussion

DAY 2

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

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

10:00-11:00

Analyze and Explain techniques for risk factor modification or control using engineering, administrative, personal protective equipment (PPE) or work practices solutions for industry/manufacturing tasks

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion

Review of Anatomical Areas Susceptible to Injury- Neck, Lower Back, Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity

11:00 –12:00

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

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion

BREAK

12:00-12:15

Additional Risk Factor Assessment Tools- WISHA & NIOSH Lifting Equation

12:15-1:00

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

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion, Video, Participation

Compiling Ergonomics Assessment Reports for Clients

1:00-1:30

Explain the correct elements of a legally defensible ergonomics assessment report for clients

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion

Marketing of Ergonomics Services

1:30-2:00

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

Lecture, Power Point, Discussion

Day Two Wrap-up

2:00-2:15

Q &A, Discussion

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