Ergonomics Lunch, Learn and Safety Talks
ABOUT THE COURSE
Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.
Companies are in business to bring a product or service to market, and anything that makes it more difficult for employees to perform their jobs is likely to affect productivity – and productivity is money. A mismatch between the physical requirements of the job and the physical capacity of the worker can result in Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSDs). This issue should be addressed appropriately in line with the organizational safety and health policy as well as the requirement stipulated in the Section 15 and 24 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994. Efforts to reduce the incidence and severity of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) could provide a number of financial and productivity benefits to the organization as well as leading to an early reporting and injury avoidance.
This talk session will introduce the basic knowledge of Ergonomics at workplace and the importance to have ergonomics program at workplace. The principle knowledge of ergonomic will allow workers to interact safely and efficiently with the machine and the environment thus can save a lot of discomfort and maximize both the productivity and enjoyment.
At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:
- Understand the importance of ergonomics best practices for computer work activities.
- Know how to avoid body pain and discomfort (Musculoskeletal Disorders) for prolonged computer work
- Know how to apply best practices to reduce ergonomics risk for prolonged computer work
- Basic knowledge of Ergonomics at workplace
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- All categories of employees