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

July 8 - July 10, 2020 | 8:00am - 5:00pm (Richmond, CA)

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This course will only be offered in-person. On June 8, 2020, a final decision will be made to determine if the course will continue as scheduled. If this course is cancelled, no payment will be collected. If this course is confirmed, payment will become due before June 24, 2020 to receive early bird discounts.

 

 

Course Details

This 3-day workshop provides guided practice in advanced measurement techniques used by practitioners in the field.  Attendees will perform a job analysis on one simulated manufacturing/ assembly task and/ or one manual material handling task. 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.  New topics in ergonomics (2018 ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity, exoskeletons, etc) will be explored through a case-based approach to learning.  Students will continue their engagement with the case by applying the iterative design process to determine plausible solutions to mitigate the exposures measured.  The hypothetical assessment of the design solutions will be explored by discussing various pilot study designs to assess its effectiveness and efficacy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe best practices in measuring, analyzing, and interpreting physical exposures in a job

  • Review what we know about exoskeletons, how they might be utilized in the workplace, and what potential negative consequences should be assessed

  • Use a case based approach to demonstrate proficiency in measuring, analyzing, and interpreting physical exposures in a job

  • Use a case based approach to demonstrate proficiency in the design process to mitigate exposures and risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

 

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. 

Wednesday, July 8th

Measuring Basic Exposure and Risk Assessment Parameters

Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics (ERG100) and Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors (ERG120) or equivalent field experience recommended

 

Thursday, July 9th

Updates in Ergonomics

 

Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors (ERG120) and Cognitive Ergonomics and Human Factors (ERG130) or equivalent field experience recommended

 

Friday, July 10th

The Basics of Design: Applying the Design Process to Mitigate Risk of MSDs

Evidence Based Practice (ERG110) and Prevention Through Design (ERG140) or equivalent field experience recommended 

Registration Fees

 

Early Bird Registration

Available until June 8, 2020. Amount due must be paid in full by June 24, 2020 to receive discount.

  • Standard Registration: $715.00

  • Government Employee / UC Employee Registration: $665.00

  • Student / Resident Registration*: $295.00

Standard Registration

Available until July 1, 2020.

  • Standard Registration: $765.00

  • Government Employee / UC Employee Registration: $715.00

  • Student / Resident Registration*: $325.00

Late Registration

Available until July 8, 2020.

  • Standard Registration: $795.00

  • Government Employee / UC Employee Registration: $795.00

  • Student / Resident Registration*: $375.00

 *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: COEH matriculated student scholarships to be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Contact coehce@berkeley.edu for more information. 

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