USF OTI Education Center

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OSHA 2255

2255 – Principles of Ergonomics (formerly OSHA #2250)

Days: 3  Hours: 18  CEUs: 1.7  Tuition: $550  

Course Description:

This course covers the use of ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Course topics include work physiology, anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, use of video display terminals, and risk factors such as vibration, temperature, material handling, repetition, and lifting and patient transfers in health care. Course emphasis is on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of work stations and equipment workshops in manual lifting, and coverage of current OSHA compliance policies and guidelines. Upon course completion students will have the ability to recognize work-related musculoskeletal and nerve disorders, assess employer s ergonomic programs, and conduct ergonomic evaluations. Minimum student contact hours: 18

Scheduled Classes

Dates Times Locations Registration Links
1/27/2020 – 1/29/2020 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Fort Lauderdale FL Register Here!
4/20/2020 – 4/22/2020 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Lake Buena Vista FL Register Here!
8/3/2020 – 8/5/2020 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Wesley Chapel FL Register Here!
12/7/2020 – 12/9/2020 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Jacksonville Beach FL Register Here!

Prerequisite:

None

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of job and workplace design on employee safety and health
  • Identify workplace characteristics that may contribute to cumulative trauma disorders
  • List improvements in job, workstation, and equipment design that can reduce the potential for musculoskeletal injury
  • Analyze manual lifting tasks and estimate reasonable lifting limits.

Course Topics:

  • Physiology
  • Anthropometry
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Manual lifting
  • Back injury control
  • Job hazard analysis
  • Medical surveillance
  • Administrative and engineering controls
  • NIOSH work practices guide to manual lifting
  • Heat stress

Special Course Benefits:

  • Participants will conduct task analysis of actual videotaped jobs looking for musculoskeletal disorder risk factors.
  • Working as a team, participants will then apply the concepts presented in the class to develop effective control strategies for each job.
  • Note: Some math will be required; participants will need calculators with basic functions.

Disclaimer:

Accommodations for Disabilities

Accommodations for Disabilities: Please notify the USF OTI Education Center, 2612 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, Florida, 33544 or call (813) 994-1195 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed. Events, activities and facilities of the University of South Florida are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or Vietnam veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the University`s respect for personal dignity.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees are assessed in accordance with USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center cancellation rules. All fees are subject to change without prior notice. USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center will make every effort to advertise all changes to policies and fees as promptly as possible when such changes occur.

A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed for all cancellation requests, regardless of the reason for the request.

The request for cancellation of the registration must be provided in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and must be received (not postmarked) at least 10 business days prior to the start date of the course for which the student is requesting cancellation.

If the request for cancellation is received more than 10 business days prior to the start date of the course, the student may elect either to send a substitute or to request that the funds be transferred to another course without penalty.

If the request for cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the start date of the course, a substitute student may be sent. However, transfers and refunds are not available during this time period; and all funds paid for the course will be forfeited.

If a transfer is requested, the course elected must begin within six (6) months of the original course start date. A transfer can only be requested one (1) time. An $18 transfer fee will be charged.

If the student elects to register for a course less than 10 business days prior to the start date of the course, and thereafter, finds that attendance will not be possible, the student may elect to send a substitute student. However, transfers and refunds are not available during this time period; and all funds paid for the course will be forfeited.

USF OTIEC and the USF Office of Continuing Professional Development reserve the right to cancel classes due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, only the registration fee will be returned to the registrant. USF OTIEC and the USF Office of Continuing Professional Development will not be responsible for any travel expenses incurred in case of class cancellation. Classes are confirmed at least two (2) weeks prior to the start date.
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Updated 2019 Oct 02-09:44