Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
This online engineering PDH course provides information on effective ergonomic interventions that help lower the physical demands of manual material handling (MMH) work.
Manual material handling work contributes to a large percentage of over half a million cases of musculoskeletal disorders reported annually in the United States. Musculoskeletal disorders often involve strains and sprains to the lower back, shoulders, and upper limbs. They can result in protracted pain, disability, medical treatment, and financial stress for those afflicted with them.
Effective ergonomic interventions can lower the physical demands of MMH work tasks, thereby lowering the incidence and severity of the musculoskeletal injuries they can cause. Their potential for reducing injury-related costs alone make ergonomic interventions a useful tool for improving a company’s productivity, product quality, and overall business competitiveness.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, managers and supervisors who are interested in learning more about ergonomic interventions that reduce the physical demands of manual material handling work.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the basics of manual material handling
- Understanding the importance of improving the workplace
- Understanding the conditions associated with the development of injuries in manual material handling tasks
- Learning about the different types of ergonomic improvements
- Knowing easier ways to manually lift, lower, fill, or empty containers
- Exploring alternatives to the manual handling of individual containers
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