ABOUT THE SMARTER AND SAFER: ERGONOMICS ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS IN MANUFACTURING

You will learn to identify solutions for common risk factors associated with static postures; hand tool use; material handling; and storage and climate control in the manufacturing environment. This course also discusses the advantages, potential disadvantages and approximate costs of each solution. We will evaluate engineering solutions to risk factors identified with the NIOSH lifting, RULA, REBA evaluation tools.

The time frame for completing the online course is 30 days for each participant. 2 Contact Hours CE.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Choose appropriate work station components to improve employee comfort and safety

  • Select the ideal work height for specific work tasks

  • Identify engineering solutions to decrease leg and back fatigue

  • Select appropriate tools and tool adaptions to promote neutral wrist postures and/or decrease tool weight

  • Select appropriate material handling equipment to improve posture and /or decrease force with specific tasks

  • Identify equipment to promote comfortable temperaturein a manufacturing environment

*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.

Who Should Register

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

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REFUND POLICY

Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.

Testimonial

"Very pleased with content and delivery."

- N.M., Prevention Specialist, Fresno, CA

Testimonial

"Good flow and slide outline to refer back to"

- T.T., DPT, Columbia, SC

Martha Frame, PT, MS, MBA, CEAS

Martha Frame, PT, MS, MBA, CEAS

Marty Frame is a licensed physical therapist who has spent most of her career working with patients with industrial injuries. She has extensive experience in functional capacity evaluations, work hardening/conditioning and ergonomics. She has worked on site with patient treatment and injury prevention at Fortune 500 companies including Frito Lay Inc, Siemens, Ford, Lockheed and MeadWestvaco, in addition to many smaller employers in the greater Atlanta area.

Marty is currently president of Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc where part of her responsibility is patient treatment emphasizing her manual therapy skills, performing FCE’s and work conditioning services. She also is an ergonomic consultant to Northside Hospital. She performs ergonomic assessments in the healthcare, office and industrial areas.

Marty received her BS degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University, her MS in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and her MBA from Emory University. She is a member of the APTA and the Occupational Health Special Interest Group.

MODULE 1: BASICS

  • Work station components that effect employee comfort and safety
  • Engineering solutions to decrease fatigue and risk of injury
  • Work postures for sit, stand and adjustable workstations
  • Factors to consider with hand tool selection and adaptions 
  • Lifting and carrying, moving product, overreaching and work environment