Ergonomics education for union health professionals.
NIOSH 1997 Oct; :1-18
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.
Education; Ergonomics; Health-care-personnel; Health-programs; Training; Work-performance; Work-practices; Teaching
UBC Health and Safety Fund, 101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001
Final Grant Report
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
UBC Health and Safety Fund, Washington, D.C.