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Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator
Certification Course

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Hands-on experience
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Questions answered in real-time
Receive CEUs/Contact Hours
Immediate access to all course materials
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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

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Approved for Physical Therapists

For your convenience, we have obtained physical therapy approval in many of the 50 states. Please contact us for a full and current list of courses approved in your state!

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Approved for Occupational Therapists

OccuPro is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 6012. This Live in Person, Live Webcast, and On Demand format is offered at 2.1 CEUs and is an introductory education level course in the OT Domain of Prevention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Approved for Athletic Trainers

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.

What People Say About Us

This course had very relevant info to be practiced for skilled utilization. The quantitative data was great!

Natasha Sexius
The Occupational Therapy Sanctuary

The course gave me a good mix of recognized check lists and quantitative tools for documentation and communication with management. This knowledge definitely adds value to my practice and marketability of our programs. I also appreciate Jim's presentation of the material. He kept the class participating and on track, had a good sense of humor, and used practical examples from his own experience.

Kelly Van Kampen, AT
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation

I normally struggle doing continuing education via On Demand formats. However, the information and presentation method with OccuPro was engaging and very helpful. Nice job, Jim!

Jeffrey Johnson, MA, ATC
BTE Technologies

Jim Mecham is one of the best instructors I have heard! He had a very kind, comprehensive and thorough approach, mixed with a little humor that kept the attention of the class.

Sherry Haupt, DPT

Jim Mecham does a GREAT job of making a new subject or area of practice fun, but also educational. He's mighty experienced in this area. The course exceeded my expectations.

Tom Rothery, MS, OTR/L
OccuCare

Exceptional as always! Jim is a wealth of knowledge and based on his presentations you know he continues to review the latest research, literature, and incorporates it into the lectures and software.

Karen Spiecher, OTR/L
Physiotherapy Associates

The training environment was very comfortable and was great to learn in. We received nice feedback and good food. Thank you for the salads!

Kelly Hogen, PTA
Osceola Medical Center

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

I took the Industrial Ergonomic Course a few years back and found it very effective. It provided me with the pros and cons of the industry's commonly accepted assessment tools. The course came various forms and templates. I was able to immediately put what I had learned to use in industrial settings the next week.

Dave Moore
Argent

Great program. It was just like being there in person minus the airfare and hotel cost. I highly recommend!

Lynda White, PT, MBA
MVP Physical Therapy

I learned a lot in this course and it was presented well and easy to understand.

Alisha Takahashi, PT, DPT
Spectrum Physical Therapy

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

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