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Ergonomics Training


Ergonomics Training

Jobs involving repetitive motions, heavy lifting, static postures, and other physical stressors can lead to injurious and costly musculoskeletal disorders. While not mandated, providing targeted ergonomics training is considered a best practice and an element of complying with Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA’s) General Duty Clause.

CDMS delivers impactful ergonomics training to equip your employees with the knowledge and skills to perform their duties safely. In just a one hour session, our expert instructors teach workers how to set up their workstation, utilize proper body mechanics, take microbreaks, stretch, and recognize ergonomic risk factors. Employees are empowered to make simple adjustments that can prevent long-term injuries.

Let CDMS enhance your injury prevention program with engaging ergonomic training tailored to your workers’ specific tasks and exposures.

Regulatory bodies
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Association)
  • Cal/OSHA (California Occupational Safety & Health Association)
  • NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Who needs it
  • Employees performing repetitive motion tasks.
  • Workers in static postures for long periods.
  • Personnel handling heavy loads manually.
Regulation reference
  • OSHA General Duty Clause
  • California Labor Code Section 6357
  • NIOSH Ergonomic Guidelines
What our training provides:

The training covers:

  • Common ergonomic risk factors
  • Adjusting workstations and equipment
  • Proper body positioning and lifting techniques
  • Stretching and microbreaks
  • Job task rotation

Approx. 1 hour in length

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How often should ergonomics training be conducted?
Initial hire training, then refreshers as needed based on injury rates.

Is ergonomic training required by Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA)?
No standard, but it falls under Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA)’s General Duty Clause.

What topics should be covered in ergonomics training?
Risk identification, control measures, proper equipment use, stretching.

When is ergonomics training most important?
For jobs with repetitive, forceful, or static exertions that can lead to Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

How should ergonomics training be documented?
With sign-in sheets listing date, instructor, topics, and trainee signatures.

What are some benefits of effective ergonomics training?
Reduced injuries, faster recovery, increased productivity and morale.

How can ergonomics training effectiveness be measured?
Tracking injury rates, symptom surveys, productivity.

Should stretching breaks be included?
Yes, microstretching helps prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

What resources can enhance ergonomic training?
Photos, videos, diagrams, demonstrations of proper techniques.

When is refresher ergonomics training needed?
If processes change or new equipment is introduced.

What qualifies someone to provide ergonomic training?
Degree, certification or applied experience in ergonomics. Contact Us to get support or request a Ergonomics Training. Our skilled team of EH&S specialists is ready to assist you.

Should supervisors attend ergonomic training?
Yes, supervisors should model and coach safe practices.

Is hands-on training or practice important?
Yes, participants need to experience proper positioning and adjustments.

How can companies reinforce training after the course?
Stretching programs, ergo committee, refresher talks, coaching.

What are common ergonomic training mistakes?
Providing vague information without specific application.

Can training help prevent cumulative trauma disorders?
Yes, teaching early symptom reporting and proper techniques can.

Should office workers receive ergonomics training?
Yes, prolonged computer use and sedentary work also lead to Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

How long should training records be retained?
At least 3 years is recommended.

What groups enforce ergonomic guidelines?
Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA), state OSHA agencies, and Workers’ Compensation insurers generally.

Can online training provide ergonomics instruction?
Blended training with hands-on components can be effective.