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Principles of Ergonomics


Contact Hours: 12


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For: OT, OTA, PT, PTA & Other

The goal of this 6-module online course is to teach students/professionals about what ergonomics is and why it is important as part of a safety program aiming to reduce and prevent injuries.

Ergonomics, as part of a safety program, will help to improve the total worker well-being, reduce & prevent injuries, and will improve the overall productivity and performance of the employees, as well as the organization.

This course will cover what ergonomics is (and isn’t), musculoskeletal disorders caused by poor ergonomics, ergonomics-related risk factors, common ergonomics assessment tools, and controls to mitigate/reduce ergonomics-related risk factors and musculoskeletal disorders.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, a successful learner will be able to:

  • Identify how ergonomics factors into occupational health.
  • Describe the role of anthropometry in ergonomics.
  • Define what work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) are and the importance of reducing these.
  • Recognize ergonomics risk factors.
  • Explain the assessment tools that are available to identify ergonomics-related risks and select an appropriate tool for the application.
  • Differentiate what controls are available to reduce/mitigate ergonomics risk factors and WRMSDs.


Who Can Benefit From This Course

  • PT, PTA, OT, OTA, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Health Nurses, Nurses, Engineers
  • Soon-to-be grads of any program looking to work in the field of occupational health & safety.
  • Professionals transitioning into safety roles.


Evidence in Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 5157. This distance learning-independent activity is offered at 12 Contact hours/1.2 CEUs Introductory, Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 

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If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.

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