Incorporating Ergonomics into Job Descriptions [2625]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Eisenman

   Audrey Backes, Ergonomist, Ohio BWC - Division of Safety & Hygiene

Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Secondary Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

Attendees learn ergonomic risk factors and how these risk factors can play a role in job descriptions and physical standards for jobs. The session covers statistics on overexertion injuries and the risk factors for these types of injuries. The presenter defines realistic expectations for jobs and how to include these in a job description. She discusses how to fit the task to the worker and how to fit a task to a potential workforce.

Learning Objectives:
recognize ergonomic risk factors of jobs and their role in job descriptions/physical standards
Discuss ways to fit the task to the worker and fit a task to a potential workforce
Identify red flags on job descriptions that indicate overexertion injuries may be likely in particular jobs

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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