Reducing the High Cost of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Office Ergonomics

The repetitive motions performed by employees in an office environment can significantly harm their long-term health. This course examines the importance of ergonomics — the methods of maintaining good form when working in an office — and identifies a variety of practices that strengthen employees’ health and efficiency at their desks.


Course Summary:

Until recently the health care, disability and productivity costs associated with workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) have been reasonable enough that a comprehensive commitment to MSD prevention programs has not been the priority of Workers' Compensation Boards, Labour Ministries, insurance carriers and employers. However, escalating health care and disability costs have resulted in organizations such as the WSIB and MOL placing a much stronger emphasis on the prevention of workplace MSDs. This has created an environment where MSD prevention is not only a mandated element of any Health & Safety program but is also an effective method of maintaining and improving the financial performance of employers.

Discussed Topics:

  • Review of Injury Statistics in the Manufacturing Sector
  • Definition of Ergonomics
  • The Importance of Ergonomics (WSIB, MOL)
  • How Ergonomics Can Provide A Competitive Advantage
  • Applying Ergonomics in a Lean Environment
  • Understanding 7 Ergonomic Risk Factors
  • Assessing The 7 Ergonomic Risk Factors
  • Implementing Recommendations
  • The Importance of Follow Up
  • Starting An Ergonomics Program

DURATION: Contact EMC for duration


SCHEDULE: Please contact Amy Edwards, EMC's Training Manager, at 1-866-323-4362 for upcoming course dates and times.

Training is available in English.

Ready for the next step in Health and Safety training? See EMC’s Health and Safety MEC program now, and keep building on your team’s knowledge of modern Health and Safety practices!

Contact Information

Amy Edwards
Training Manager
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