WORKSHOP:- Ergonomics

February 17, 2016
12:00 noon
Wang, Room 201

Description: Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job or work environment to the worker. The goal is to find the best fit between you and your job to keep you as safe as possible.  The main areas that ergonomics would address include:

  • The physical characteristics and capabilities of the worker (including body size, strength)
  • The layout of the work environment
  • Tools and materials used by the worker
  • How job duties are performed by the worker

Why should you know about ergonomics?

There are certain risk factors that are common in many work settings that can contribute to injuries on the job. Injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back injury, and tendonitis are common workplace injuries. The good news is that these problems can often be avoided if proper ergonomics are used in the workplace.

Mr. Louis Mancuso former member of the H&S Committee and also the Manager of Occupational Safety and Training within the
Department of Environmental Health and Safety is a “Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Sciences” within the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM). He teaches HAN 476 Hazardous Materials, Emergency Response and Environmental Auditing. In addition, he is the Student Advisor for HAN 478 Independent Study in Environmental Health.


WORKSHOP:

Wednesday November 4, 2015
12:00 noon
Student Activities Center, Room 302

Join us for a presentation on Nutrition “Eating for Good Health” by Leah Holbrook MS, RD, Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine, of Preventive Medicine.
Seating is limited to approx. 80. Please RSVP