Introduction to Occupational Ergonomics
Location: Distance Learning Course
|2022 - 2023 On-line Individual||$ 40.00|
|2022 - 2023 DVD Individual||$ 60.00|
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Introduction to Ergonomics presents the discipline of ergonomics from both a conceptual and managerial viewpoint. Students are introduced to the definition and general "idea" of ergonomics, the origin and history of the discipline and why the topic is important to engineers. The differences between safety and ergonomics are discussed and the interdisciplinary nature of ergonomics is presented. Typical workplace applications of ergonomics principles are illustrated. Obstacles that impede the implementation of ergonomics are noted and the economic impact and benefits of ergonomics are also discussed.
Learning Objectives Participants can expect to:
1. Acquire a broad understanding of the discipline of ergonomics
2. Learn why ergonomics is important to engineers
3. Appreciate how ergonomics is different from yet complimentary to traditional occupational safety
4. Gain an appreciation of typical workplace hazards that are addressed by ergonomics
5. Learn of situations that impede implementation of ergonomics
6. Learn of ergonomic factors (costs vs benefits) related to ergonomics
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|Course Fee (Basic)||2022 - 2023 On-line Individual||$ 40.00|
|Course Fee (Alternate)||2022 - 2023 DVD Individual||$ 60.00|
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Robert ThomasRob Thomas is a Professor Emeritus in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Auburn University. He joined the faculty in 1988. Prior to coming to Auburn he worked in industry as an industrial engineer, in military equipment design and procurement and in consulting. Dr. Thomas is a Registered Professional Engineer (Texas) and a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).