Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a leading cause of employee injury and illness across industries and occupations. Fortunately, work-related MSDs and their associated costs can be prevented through the effective application of ergonomic principles.
This applied program brings together professionals from across industries and sectors to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders and improve workplace health and safety through ergonomics. Ergonomics and Human Factors explores both the technical skills required to perform job assessments and the organizational factors which contribute to successful ergonomics programs.
Participants will complete this program ready to control health and performance problems through ergonomic interventions, optimize their organization’s ergonomics program, and improve employee health and safety.
Learning Objectives Include:
- Initiate or improve ergonomics programs to control health and performance problems
- Recognize and control risk factors that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
- Perform basic analysis to identify, evaluate, and control MSDs