Course: EOH 570. Occupational Ergonomics (3)
Focus on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) through the application of occupational ergonomics principles. Topics include the prevalence of and incidence of WRMDs, job/task analysis, postural analysis, tools and workstation design, and job design. Scientific basis of current regulations, such as California’s repetitive motion injuries regulations and guidelines such as the ACGIH’s TLV-Hand Activity Level, also are discussed. Practical ergonomic assessment tools are introduced through case studies and design problems.