2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OSH 230 Ergonomics (3 credits)



Course Description
Overview of the history and evolution of ergonomics in the workplace. Ergonomic risk factors, terminology, engineering solutions, applications of the principles of body mechanics, and communication of basic ergonomic concepts and solutions.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify the major incidents or issues that have influenced the history and evolution of ergonomics.
2. Design ergonomically safe and functional workspaces in order to address specific employee health issues (to include principles of body mechanics and use of engineering and ergonomic solutions.)
3. Develop strategies to encourage employee and organizational compliance with ergonomic guidelines. (Add to OSH Resource Book)
4. Use ergonomic terminology.
5. Ensure that ergonomic policies, procedures and trainings are inclusive of ADA standards and regulations in order to assure that all employee needs are recognized and addressed.
6. Demonstrate ergonomic National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidelines.



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