Applied Skills in Ergonomics:
Analysis, Prevention Through Design, and Implementation 

November 3 - 5, 2021 | 8:00am - 5:00pm (Online)
July 26 - July 29, 2022 | 8:00am - 5:00pm (Richmond, CA)

COVID-19 Update:

COEH Continuing Education continues to monitor for updates on when we may be able to safely resume in-person activities for campus visitors. As members of the campus community, COEH-CE is not autonomous in our decision-making, and is subject to UC Office of the President, UC Berkeley, and government guidelines.

In acknowledgement of continued safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Applied Skills Workshop will be hosted online November 3 - 5, 2021. This offering will be limited to learners who have completed the Online Human Factors and Ergonomics training program, or the majority of the program (space pending).

We look forward to offering open enrollment for the Applied Skills Workshop on July 26 - July 29, 2022. 

Course Details

This 3-day, online workshop provides guided practice in advance measurement techniques used by practitioners in the field. Attendees will be provided with a tool-kit, shipped to their home, to perform a job analysis on simulated work tasks. The analysis will include exposure measurements addressing validity and reliability of measures, and the interpretation of those measures using evidence based threshold limit values and risk assessment tools. Learners will also apply the interactive design process, cognitive ergonomic principles, and macroergonomic principles to determine plausible solutions to mitigate exposure. This case-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 ergonomics assessment.

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 macroergonomic principles to the 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


Target Audience 

This educational activity is intended for ergonomists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, occupational health nurses, industrial hygienists, industrial/mechanical engineers, safety professionals, and others involved in ergonomic exposure assessment. 

Practice Gap
This course is meant to help practitioners properly understand and measure task and job level physical exposures in the workplace using the latest technology and research available. Further, this course will teach practitioners how to interpret quantified and predicted exposures in terms of increased risk for MSDs.