Ergonomics Construction and Industrial Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want ergonomics construction and industrial certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the ergonomics construction and industrial training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for ergonomics construction and industrial training?
What’s in the Ergonomics Construction and Industrial Training Course?
Our Construction & Industrial Ergonomics safety training course is CSA compliant, and our online version fulfills CSA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on general information; floor and ground level work; overhead work; lifting, holding, and handling materials; and hand-intensive work.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by CSA.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1 – 1.5 hours.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following CSA guidelines:
- Encompasses these Canada Standards
ISO 11226:2000 Evaluation of Static Working Postures
ISO 11228-1:2003 Manual Handling – Part 1: Lifting and Carrying
ISO 11228-2:2007 Manual Handling – Part 2: Pushing and Pulling
ISO 11228-3:2007 Manual Handling – Part 3: Handling of Low Loads at High Frequency
Why do I need ergonomics Construction and Industrial training?
In line with CSA requirements, anyone who works with electricity must receive training prior to working on their own. CSA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, CSA’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
• 2,000,000 workers suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders every year
• 33% of all nonfatal work injuries and illnesses are related to musculoskeletal disorders
• The construction industry has 50% more back injuries than any other industry (Source: CDC)
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Ergonomics Construction and Industrial Training Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most common ergonomic injury on a construction site?
While it’s hard to pinpoint one ergonomic injury that is most common on a construction site, generally speaking strains and sprains are the most common. In fact, seven in 10 construction workers report having back pain from the job.
What is the focus of ergonomics?
Ergonomics focuses on finding a best fit between a worker and their work environment. The idea is that an ergonomically designed workplace involves the least exposure to the six musculoskeletal disorder risk factors. These include localized pressure, repetitive motion, vibration, excessive force, cold temperatures, and awkward or static postures.
What industries are most affected by ergonomic safety standards?
Almost every job you will ever work at involves ergonomic hazards. However, some of the more high risk industries are healthcare, office jobs, construction, warehousing, transportation, and so on.
How can ergonomics improve work and safety?
A workplace free from ergonomic hazards allows employees to be more productive. Frequent injuries on the job can harm workplace morale and employee retention. Furthermore, lost work injuries equals less work being performed. By employing ergonomic practices in the workplace, employees are less likely to sustain chronic injuries related to MSDs.
What is the main cause of musculoskeletal disorders?
There are six risk factors that contribute to the development of an MSD. The main cause of musculoskeletal disorders includes exposure to excessive force, repetitive motion, vibration, localized pressure, cold temperatures, and awkward or static postures. These risk factors are most often present in the workplace, but it is also possible to experience these risk factors at home.
What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders?
There are all sorts of symptoms that may indicate an MSD. We can’t cover every physical sensation you may experience, but you should generally look out for stiffness, muscle spasms, pain, reduced range of motion, aches, tingling, numbness, swelling, and soreness. These are just a few symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders that you should watch for.