Ergonomics is a science concerned with fitting the workplace to the employee, rather than fitting the employee to the workplace. The goal of ergonomics is to optimize or improve the interaction between people and their work by incorporating the proper tools and equipment (products, technology organization etc.) into their work environment.
Why is it important to incorporate an Ergonomics/MSI Prevention Program in your workplace?
There is extensive scientific literature to support that exposure to ergonomic-related hazards put workers at risk of developing Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI’s). These include forceful exertions, repetitive movements and awkward and/or sustained postures. MSI’s can be serious and disabling for workers, and also costly for employers.
RPM has customized our MSI training courses into specific work environments, so you can choose which one(s) suit your company’s needs best. After completing the overview and workshops in this section, you will have completed all the program elements required, to have a written Ergonomics/MSI Policy, which you can incorporate into your workplace
Click on one of the following workshops to learn more or to register: