Ergonomics: Office


Working at a computer workstation can result in aches and pains that increase over time. They may eventually resolve or they may develop into chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or tenosynovitis. Computer work that results in you feeling stiff, sore, or uncomfortable needs to be corrected—using ergonomic principles can help. In this course, you will learn how to set up a computer workstation properly. It is also important to recognize the early warning signs of common work-related injuries.


Hours: 0.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-ERGOFF
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe signs and symptoms of office work-related injuries that result in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Explain proper workstation adjustments.
List risk factors that contribute to computer-related injuries.
Identify modifications that solve common problems of a poor workstation setup.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Musculoskeletal Disorders MSDs
A. Meet Silvia
B. Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Signs and Symptoms
C. Awkward Positions
D. Static Postures
E. Repetition
F. Contact Stress
G. What Do You Think?
H. Summary
Section 3: Office Ergonomics
A. Office Ergonomics
B. Computer Workstations
C. Chair
D. Input Devices (Keyboard and Mouse)
E. Review
F. Monitor
G. Telephone
H. Lighting in Your Office Environment
I. Visual Discomfort
J. Adequate Recovery Time
K. Review
L. Summary
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Merl Miller, ATC, CIE, CPE
Merl Miller, ATC, CIE, CPE, has over 20 years of injury prevention experience. He has worked with companies in numerous industries and has held a variety of health and safety-related positions, including positions in occupational health, employee wellness, and risk management. He is a leading expert in the field and holds the distinguished Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) credential. Disclosure: Merl Miller, ATC, CIE, CPE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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