Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator
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Learning Outcomes

Our Industrial Ergonomic Course is designed for professionals who are interested in implementing or expanding their knowledge in on-site injury prevention and total body (lower back and upper extremity) and industrial ergonomics. A significant portion of this class is hands-on testing using the NIOSH, OSHA, WISHA, RULA, REBA, ACGIH-TLVs, and other evaluation tools. The training course discusses evidence-based evaluations and consulting protocols based on current OSHA standards, NIOSH guidelines, and published clinical literature. Learning outcomes include:

  • Select and describe current ergonomic evaluation tools and protocols
  • Differentiate risk factors associated with upper extremity and low back ergonomic injuries
  • Choose and apply internationally recognized upper extremity and low back ergonomic tools
  • Prepare, identify, and select engineering, administrative, and work practice controls/ergonomic solutions
  • Demonstrate the ability to use upper extremity and low back ergonomic assessment tools in multiple industrial and manufacturing environments
  • Apply to become a Certified Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator by obtaining a CIEE Certification

Additional Course Content

  • Introduction to Ergonomics

    • What is ergonomics, anthropometrics, and ergonomic cost benefit analysis
    • Identify risk factors and implement controls and job modification techniques
    • How to implement an ergonomic injury prevention program in any company
    • Hands-on job demands analysis and job safety analysis
  • Low Back Ergonomics

    • Evidence-based research on low back ergonomics
    • Manual material handling tools, techniques, and controls
    • Does lifting technique matter?
    • Push, pull, carry, sitting, standing, and lower extremity ergonomics
    • Use of OSHA checklists, REBA, ACGIH-TLV for lifting, Liberty Mutual tables, Washington State lift calculator, and NIOSH lifting guidelines
  • Upper Extremity Ergonomics

    • Evidence-based research on common UE disorders
    • Hands-on experience using vibration measurements, ACGIH-TLV for hand, RULA, strain index, and Washington State checklist
    • Job modification techniques for UE ergonomic risk

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Kinesiologists
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Safety & Health Professionals

Education Level

  • Introductory
  • No prerequisites required
  • 15:1 student to instructor ratio

Domain/Contact Hours/CEUs

  • Category 2: OT Process – Prevention
  • 21.5 hours (3 days)
  • 2.1 AOTA CEUs

Course Completion

  • Participation in the full three days of training
  • Successful completion of a 20 question multiple choice quiz on day one
  • Successful completion of a case study on day two and day three
  • Completion of course quiz with a score of 80% or better in all course formats

Course Schedule

Day One:

  • Review evidence-based ergonomic standards, techniques, and methodologies
  • Discuss the use of anthropometrics, anthropometric approaches, and design principles
  • Identification of risk factors (physical, environmental, psycho-physical and psycho-social)
  • Overview of engineering controls, administrative controls, work practice, training, and medical management
  • Perform a job demands analysis and job safety analysis through video

Day Two:

  • Learn and identify evidence-based low back ergonomic risk and risk reduction techniques
  • Discuss risk factors and controls associated with push/pull/carry and sitting/standing
  • Perform multiple hands-on lower back/material handling ergonomic assessments including:
    • OSHA checklist
    • Liberty Mutual lift/carry/push/pull
    • Washington State lift calculator
    • ACGIH TLV for lifting
    • NIOSH Lift

Day Three:

  • Identify evidence-based upper extremity risk and risk reduction techniques
  • Hands-on use of multiple upper extremity assessment tools including:
    • RULA
    • REBA
    • Washington State checklist
    • Vibration
    • ACGIH TLV for hands
    • Strain index

Course Instructor

Course Approval

Approved Provider of Continuing Education Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

We are an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Approved provider status demonstrates our commitment to meeting established AOTA criteria and guidelines for the development and delivery of quality education activities. Organizations that are AOTA Approved Providers have demonstrated a strong commitment in meeting the needs of occupational therapists and assistants in regards to ongoing learning and professional development.

We are recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer training courses to certified athletic trainers. Every course we offer is approved for continuing education units (CEUs) as defined by the BOC for certified athletic trainers. Our BOC approved provider number is P3880.

For your convenience, we have obtained physical therapy approval in many of the 50 states. If your state does not have approval at the time of your course purchase, we will get approval in your state for your chosen course. Please contact us for a full and current list of approved states!

What People Say About Us

The course exceeded my expectations! I was never bored, time went fast, the material provided was great and Jim Mecham was wonderful in all aspects. Best instructor I have had in a course.

Melody Jacobs
Osceola Medical Center

I expected this course to be a dry, textbook, distance learning experience, however, with the actual video feed of the course, I was able to visually learn like I was there! Many of my questions were fulfilled by the video portions.

Stephanie May
Therapeutic Destinations, Inc.

I like the laid back discussions and small group interactions. I was able to learn a lot from everyone in the classroom. I was able to implement the research from the class into my practice right away.

John Miller, MS, ATC, CWCE, CRC
Ortho Carolina

Jim was very informative and was able to answer all the questions asked. He also gave personal examples and research based evidence which I really enjoyed.

Courtney Pincin, OTR/L
Carlisle Regional Medical Center

I appreciated the "big picture" info in the beginning, funneling down to the specific analysis tools. The videos and examples were VERY helpful. I also appreciated the opportunity to work both individually and as a group to hear ideas/input/rationals of others.

McKenzie Dekker, DPT, OCS

I left knowing how to put together qualitative measures to provide a recommendation, and to provide a basis for recommendation. The slides and videos were spot on and very helpful! Excellent experience.

The combination of power point slides and handouts made following the video very easy.

Jamar Smith
Robinson Occupational Health and Wellness

This was my first On Demand course and I liked it. I appreciated that Jim was mindful of the fact that he was on video. It is nice to be able to pause and repeat the information as needed.

Susan Hardesty, MS, OTR
Eskenazi Health

I would recommend the Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator Certification Course. I found the information from the course applicable to a variety of settings: office and industrial. I came away with evidence-based assessment tools that I can use in my practice!

Stephanie McClellan, OTR/L
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

The course was great! I learned so much! It went by fast! Eric was full of energy. Thank you for the delicious lunch each day! :)

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The course exceeded every expectation! I had taken an ergo course a few years ago and left feeling bored and lost — I felt as if this course put everything into a solid real world context.

Adrienne Zeiler
Phoenix Rehab

Jim Mecham was very enjoyable and modified the course to fit our knowledge base!

Brenda Castellano, PTA
Ministry Health Care St. Joseph's
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