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Ergonomics education for union health professionals.

Authors
Samuels-SW; Rodriguez-M
Source
Workplace Health Fund, Washington, DC 1994 Mar; :1-14
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00231890
Abstract
Over the period of this project, 226 union health professionals were trained in recognizing workplace conditions which put workers at risk of injury or illness, in identifying solutions for effective change, and in using epidemiological and other methods to isolate problem areas and begin to effect change. This knowledge should allow the union health professionals to actively participate in joint labor management health and safety, or ergonomic committee work. An advisory committee composed of union and academic experts was established to guide in the development of curriculum and training materials. Continued revision and refinement of the training manual have been guided by the results of an evaluation of the current materials. Students completed evaluation forms which included ratings of the instructors and usefulness of the information and encouraged comments and suggestions. Participants were not enthusiastic about the use of the traditional lecture format, and suggested using an activity oriented format. Topics in the manual included ergonomic principles; basic anatomy and physiology; epidemiology; industrial engineering applications and the fundamentals of biomechanics; job analysis and time and motion study; manual materials handling, particularly lifting; industrial hygiene applications; and workplace stress.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Training; Workplace-studies; Ergonomics; Job-stress; Physiological-response; Risk-factors; Industrial-hygiene
Contact
Workplace Health Fund 815 16Th St N W Room 301 Washington, D C 20006
Publication Date
19940331
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
274068
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-105191
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-07237
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Workplace Health Fund, Washington, DC
State
WA; DC
Performing Organization
Workplace Health Fund, Washington, Dist of Col
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