07/24/2024 - 07/26/2024: Applied Skills in Ergonomics: Hands-On Training Workshop


This 3-day, in-person workshop, provides guided practice in advance measurement techniques used by practitioners in the field. Prior to the in-person session, learners will be required to complete one day of online pre-work to review concepts that will be applied throughout the workshop.

During our three days together, attendees will perform a job analysis on simulated work tasks at our Work Simulation Center at the Richmond Field Station. The analysis will include physical exposure measurements, addressing validity and reliability measures, and the interpretation of those measures using evidence-based threshold limit values and risk assessment tools. Learners will also work in teams to apply the interactive design process and to develop solutions to mitigate exposure. Teams will address real-world organizational scenarios from a macro ergonomics perspective, employing a systems approach and cognitive ergonomics principles. This scenario-based approach to learning will challenge participants to apply what they've learned throughout the Online Human Factors and Ergonomics Training Program, and to collaborate with peers to gain practical experience in human-centered assessment and design.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for learners who have completed the Online Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) Training Program as a capstone experience and synthesis of their online education. It is intended for ergonomists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, industrial hygienists, industrial / mechanical engineers, safety professionals, and others involved in ergonomic exposure assessment.

Experience with the following tools is considered a prerequisite for a positive and beneficial experience: Maximum Acceptable Effort (MAE) Equation, Recommended Cumulative Recovery Allowance (RCRA), ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity, Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE), Liberty Mutual MMH Equation, IDEAS, Arm Force Field Method, HandPak

Learners who have completed the Online HF/E Program will be given registration priority for this event. This activity will be opened to non-program learners as space allows.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Measure, analyze, and interpret physical exposures in a job
  • Use a case-based approach to demonstrate proficiency in the design process
  • Apply cognitive ergonomic principles to design and implement ergonomic internventions 
  • Apply macroergonomic principles to design, implement, and evaluate ergonomic interventions 
  • Recommend an optimal ergonomic intervention to mitigate exposure and risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in a simulated work scenario

Registration Fees:

Early Bird Registration available until June 22, 2024:
  • Standard Registration: $965.00

  • Student / Resident Registration*: $425.00

Standard Registration available until July 10, 2024:
  • Standard Registration: $1,125.00

  • Student / Resident Registration*: $575.00

*COEH Continuing Education is happy to make scholarship discounts available to full time, matriculated university students. Learners must register with their .edu email address, and provide degree / university information upon registration. Note: Student scholarship to be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration Availability:

Online HF/E Program Package Learners: Registration Opens Monday, January 8, 2024 (email mmeyer@berkeley.edu for your access link)

Online HF/E Program Non-Package Learners: Registration Opens Monday, February 5, 2024 (email mmeyer@berkeley.edu for your access link)

All Other Learners: Registration Opens Monday, March 4, 2024

Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. This workshop includes mandatory pre-work, which will be made available to learners on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Pre-work must be completed by Tuesday, July 23, 2024.

photo of students at the online hf/e in person workshop
This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Continuing Education Program and UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this course, please contact Will Bellamy at (510) 642-8365 or wbellamy@berkeley.edu.