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Ergonomics education for union health professionals.

Authors
Rodriguez-M
Source
NIOSH 1997 Oct; :1-18
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023778
Abstract
The Workplace Health Fund has successfully established a network of five institutions offering a 32-hour training program on basic ergonomics principles (Ergonomics I). Topics covered included Repetitive Motion Injuries and Illnesses; Manual Material Handling; Tool and Fixture Design; Work Organization; Technology and Design; and Office Ergonomics. Labor professionals usually function in multiple capacities that mandate short-term educational programs that enable effective communication and interaction with professional ergonomists and management safety specialists. The program helps to accomplish the NIOSH objective of having an adequate supply of "para-professional occupational safety and health personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act." The growing demand of training in ergonomics mandated that this program be supplemented by a 16-hour program of advanced ergonomics principles (Ergonomics II) to provide additional "hands-on" education.
Keywords
Education; Ergonomics; Health-care-personnel; Health-programs; Training; Work-performance; Work-practices; Teaching
Contact
UBC Health and Safety Fund, 101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001
Publication Date
19971009
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T15-CCT-310452
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC
Performing Organization
UBC Health and Safety Fund, Washington, D.C.
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