Ergonomics

Ergonomics is about matching the job to the person. Most of our ergonomic consultants hold Post-Graduate and Masters Degrees in their respective fields and are either Certified Professional Ergonomists or Members of the Ergonomics and Human Factors Society of Australia. OHSA consultants are recognised as some of the most respected and qualified people in the profession with an enviable portfolio working with over 500 companies around the world. OHSA consultants can provide assistance with:

• Manual Handling Surveys & Training Programs;
• Occupational Overuse and Office Ergonomics Training;
• Office Ergonomics Surveys & Training;
• Hand and whole body vibration monitoring;
• Equipment, Vehicle, Plant and Job Design;
• Heat Stress & Physical Workload Monitoring;
• Shift Design;
• Workplace Warm-Ups and Exercises
• Development of Competency Based Training Packages.

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Manual Handling

The Manual Handling Health & Injury Prevention Program:

 

Ergonomics training

The OHSA Manual Handling Program (also known as our Health & Injury Prevention Program) is a unique and innovative employee ergonomics program. The aim is to involve people through visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning (via a series of body in space activities with plenty of props presented at key learning points throughout the presentation) to understand important ergonomic and manual handling principles and the bio mechanics of the human body with respect to posture, repetition, force and rest.

Participants are challenged to relate these principles to case studies from their own work and identify key manual handling risk factors, more appropriate work methods and appropriate fatigue reduction strategies.
The course encourages participation from all in the class. Experiencing the reduction in ability from poor posture provides the basis of understanding your workplace and the interaction of your body within it. Being aware of the physical demand provides the basis of how to manage it.

Students will also understand that managing and preventing manual handling injuries is a two way process that requires them to take equal responsibility for their personal factors, which significantly contributes to workplace injuries.
Participants will take away an 80 page A5 full color booklet outlining all the information covered in the session including the manual handling and ergonomic principles learned, and the processes that can be used to identify manual handling solutions. It is designed to be a resource for ongoing reference at work and at home.

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