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Ergonomics for Transportation – How to Prevent Strains, Sprains and Overexertion

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Program Description

This course is geared toward anyone working within the transportation sector and is delivered in an electronic presentation format at your facility. The course focusses on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorder hazards of common tasks performed in the transportation sector (i.e. driving, loading, unloading, and tarping).

The course has the flexibility to be customized to focus on musculoskeletal disorder hazards specific tasks performed at your workplace.


Program Content

  • Understand musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and how they develop
  • Report MSD signs and symptoms early
  • Recognize MSD hazards associated with tasks performed in the transportation sector (driving, loading, unloading, tarping)
  • Learn how issues, such as different working heights and posture, can affect the level of MSD risk when performing specific tasks
  • Learn MSD hazard controls reduce risk, including safe work practices when to reduce MSD hazards driving, loading, unloading, and tarping (includes safe manual material handling)

Who Should Attend?

Manager, supervisors and workers, supervisors, managers working in the transportation sector.



To customize the course specific to MSD hazards in your workplace, this course provides the option of IHSA’s ergonomist visiting your workplace to understand observe specific work tasks that present the greatest MSD hazard concerns (tasks that workers find most physical fatiguing or difficult to perform). The results of the observation will be used to structure the course to focus on recognizing the MSD hazards, understanding the MSD risk, and MSD hazard controls (including specific safe work practices) associated with such tasks.

Price Per Participant at
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Program Duration
1/2 Day
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Non-member Fee
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Call to Register

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


Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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