Awareness Training of Basic Ergonomics Concepts for Hourly Employees
Our experience has shown that an awareness of ergonomics is important to employees doing the work most affected by job changes. They need to understand why an ergonomics assessment was (or is to be) performed in their department, how ergonomics principles can be used to improve their working conditions and reduce their potential for injury, and how, when, and to whom they should report physical discomfort and symptoms of cumulative trauma. The training given to each group will involve the following topics:
Introduction (the "what" and "why" of ergonomics);
The employee's role in implementing ergonomics-related changes to the jobs;
Recognizing the occurrence of cumulative trauma disorders and the importance of early reporting and prevention; and
The process for reporting physical discomfort, injuries, and suggestions.