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ERGONOMICS & MANUAL HANDLING Safety & Health


ERGONOMICS & MANUAL HANDLING
DURATION: 1 DAY
 
INTRODUCTION
 
This is training package on Ergonomics. In was design in according to the ergonomics management, knowledge and prevention of ergonomic effect from daily working activities. Ergonomic is a science dealing with the application of information on human physical and psychological characteristics to the design of the work environment. Most of all employees exposed to ergonomic risk required to be trained in order to minimize the possibility of them to get ergonomics effect. Knowledge & skill on the right method of handling things such as machineries, computers, lifting, setting and prolong standing is very important in order to produce high performance and efficiency on output or production with minimum effect of human ergonomics effect.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
Upon completion of this programme, the participants will be able to:
  • Understand the ergonomic management and the effect of improper handling of work,
  • Understand the spatial relationships between the equipment and worker’s movement in the area.
  • Able to identify the method used for manipulating, securing and otherwise using hand tools, including the force required for gripping or actuating the tools.
  • Understand the means of repetitive trauma or repetitive multiple trauma disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, white finger and muscular diskette disorder
 
KEY CONTENT
 
MODULE 1 - INTRODUCTION TO ERGONOMIC
  • Definition of ergonomics.
  • Basic principle of ergonomics management,
  • Effect of poor design, work method and task that will raise an ergonomics problem
 
MODULE 2 – GUIDELINES ON ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENT
  • OSHA 1994 employees & employer responsibilities,
  • DOSH guidelines of office work station,
  • DOSH guidelines on standing at work.
  • Emerging trend on ergonomics
 
MODULE 3 - ERGONOMICS RISK
  • Ergonomic risk factor
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases (MSDs)
  • Back pain working with computer & manual handling
  • Anthropometry
 
MODULE 4 -HANDLING ERGONOMICS RISK CONTROL MEASURE.
  • Work station design
  • Task analysis
  • Ergonomic management program
  • Physical exercise to minimize ergonomic effect.
 
METHODOLOGY
 
This is a highly interactive training program, whereby participants are to gain the learning points through classroom lecture and discussion, demonstration, video presentation, question and answer session.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
 
Management representatives, managers, executives, engineers, technicians, operators, employees work with machineries, computers, lifting item, prolong standing and those who wish to enhance their knowledge on ergonomics.

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