This one-hour course is designed to provide the basic information needed to recognize and report musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) signs, symptoms, and risk factors. It addresses the key components of an Ergonomics Program and also provides information to assist both employees and employers in minimizing the risk of developing work-related MSDs. This course applies to employees and employers required to work in computer/data entry environments. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to: define terms related to the study of ergonomics, recognize signs and symptoms of injury to the muscles and skeleton and the importance of early reporting, identify risk factors for injury to the muscles and skeleton, and specify controls and work practices to reduce and/or eliminate risk factors for injury to the muscles and skeleton.
All persons who work primarily with computers
Expected Duration (hours)
- define terms related to musculoskeletal disorders.
- identify how musculoskeletal disorders develop.
- identify signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders.
- identify what to do when signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders are present.
- identify risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders.
- identify controls and work practices commonly used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
- identify office furniture and body positioning that can be used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
- identify the correct wrist position when using a computer keyboard to avoid injury.
- identify how proper computer monitor positioning can reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders from developing.