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Ergonomic Change Team

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Program Description

This course helps organizations develop a specific team to focus on strengthening MSD prevention efforts within the workplace. The objective of the team is to help better design and plan jobs and work tasks to optimize job performance and minimize the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and work fatigue.

The course is delivered over three days with one day designed to focus on MSD prevention in the office, a day on MSD prevention related to the operations of the organization (trade, warehouse, fleet, etc.), and a third day to establish how the team will function effectively support the organization helping build and strengthen their MSD prevention efforts.


Program Content

  • Overview of musculoskeletal disorders
    • How they develop, MSD hazards, how they affect the worker and workplace
    • Legal responsibilities of workplaces to address MSD
    • Elements to incorporate in health and safety program for successful MSD prevention
    • Benefits of an ECT
  • Applying R.A.C.E to MSD hazards in the office and operations departments (day one and two):
    • Methods to help recognize and report MSD symptoms and hazards
    • Evidence-based tools to help assess MSD risk that are appropriate for the tasks performed in the workplace
    • Use an appropriate MSD risk assessment tool to asses risk for a task performed in the workplace
    • Apply strategies to develop effective MSD hazard controls
    • Develop reports summarizing the MSD risk assessments findings
    • Guidelines to implement MSD controls effectively
    • How to evaluate the effectiveness on MSD hazard controls implemented.
  • Start up of ECT Team: Establish goals and objectives of the team, then determine how the team is going to function and next steps.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone recruited for their workplace Ergonomic Change Team.


Team Structure

The team structure should consist of representatives from each work group within the organization, including both management and the worker representation. It is also ideal that there is at least one member from the JHSC to act as a liaison, and a senior management champion. The senior management champion will help communicate management’s expectations of the team and provide the necessary support to help the team accomplish their objectives.



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.



The content of this program can be tailored for individual firm needs.

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To inquire about possible dates and enrollment for this course, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-263-5024.


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