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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SHM 472 - Ergonomics


Description:
It provides the basics of ergonomics in the work environment: musculoskeletal disorders, assessment of ergonomic risk factors, workplace design, evaluation of lifting and material handling activities, and the role of ergonomics in a comprehensive workplace safety program. Two lecture hours and two lab hours. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: SHM 471.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between work attributes and ergonomic risk factors
  • Describe how ergonomic risk factors affect underlying physiological and biomechanical mechanisms of the human worker
  • Undertake an ergonomic analysis of a workplace, tools, equipment, or specific task and formulate recommendations
  • Calculate recommended weight limit for lifting/lowering tasks using the NIOSH lifting equation
  • Undertake an ergonomic analysis of a workplace, tools, equipment, or specific task and formulate recommendations



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