Ergonomics and Manual Handling

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(2 Days)

Benefits

· Understand the fundamentals of occupational safety & health

· Describe various ergonomic problems and be alert for symptoms among workers

· Prevent and minimize personal injuries arising from lack of knowledge with regards to proper ergonomic.

· Understand the principles and the goals of ergonomics and how physiology anthropometry, anatomy, biomechanics and psychology are used to solve work-stress problems

· Understand various risk factors involved in manual handling works

· Understand the connection between the environments, method of work affecting ergonomics

· Understand work related Musculoskeletal Disorders that cause injury to the workers,

· Improve productivity and quality by reducing workplace stressors which can reduce the risk of injuries and illness and increasing efficiency

Audience

This program is suitable for employees with a sedentary lifestyle and who do repetitive office / manual work

Methodology

Essentially participative and practical, emphasizing learning through experience, both from structured activities on the program eg. group work, video screening, case studies and discussion from individual experience.

Module 1: Overview of Safety & Health

· Aim

· Scope

· Ground Rules

· Overview of Occupational Safety & Health

· Definition of OSH

· Why OSH is important

· Definition & terminology

· Heinrich Theory

· Industrial Accident

· Hazards

· Classes of Hazards

· Risk

· Causes of accident

· Why manage safety

Module 2 - Introduction To Ergonomic

· Introduction

· Ergonomic statistics

· Requirement under OSHA 1994

· What are ergonomic problems

· Aim of Ergonomics

· The benefits of Ergonomics program

· What is ergonomics

· Objective of ergonomics program

· Human machine interaction

· Core of ergonomics knowledge

· Manual handling

· Anthropometry

· Biomechanics

· Psychology

Module 3 - Anatomy & Biomechanics

· Introduction

· Anatomy & biomechanics

· Anatomy of spine

· Three main parts of a vertebra

· Vertebral body

· Vertebral arch

· Vertebral disc

· Vertebral disc under various loads

· Intra discal pressure

· S shape of spine

· Ligaments

· Muscles

· Muscular system

· Deep Back Muscle

· Function of ligament/muscle

· Spinal cord & nerves

· Function of the spine

· Terminology of body position

· Posture

· Muscle activity

· Type of muscle work

· Physiology of dynamic muscle

· Physiology of static muscle

· Principles of biomechanics

· Using a spine as a crane/lever

Module 4 - Ergonomic Risk Factor

· Excessive loads (EL)

· Problems in EL

· Control measures in EL

· Excessive Force (EF)

· Control measures in EF

· Awkward posture(AP)

· Control measure for AP

· Repetition

· Static loading

· Where is your centre of gravity?

· What is static loading?

· Contact stress

· External or environmental

· Complain & comment from employees

· Signs of discomfort shown by employees

· Identification of ERF

· Conclusion

Module 5 - Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WMSD)

· Learning objective

· Contents

· Introduction

· WMSDs AKA

· Stats

· Risk factors

· Causes of WMSD

· WMSDs include 3 types of injury

· Tendon, muscle bone unit

· Muscle injury

· Tenosynovitis

· Tendonitis

· Bursitis

· Nerve injury

· Symptoms of WMSDs

· Identified disorder

· Recognition of WMSD

· Management of WMSD

· Preventing WMSDs

· Training

· Conclusion

Module 6 - Ergonomics Risk Assessment Practical & Group Presentation

· Hazard identification

· Risk evaluation

· Control measure

· Group presentation

Module 7: Video Presentation: Ergonomic at the Workplace

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