Best Lab Ergonomic Practices Medical Labratory Web Based Online Training
  • Laboratory Ergonomics

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To work safely and maintain good ergonomic health in the lab, workers need to know how to avoid movements and work patterns that can be harmful. This training discusses the need to set up work areas correctly, as well as how to minimize the strain of using laboratory equipment, tools and instruments.

Areas covered in the training include the parts of the body most susceptible to ergonomic problems; arranging work areas to minimize stress and strain; working from "neutral" positions; discovering the most and least stressful types of body movements; proper lifting techniques; and effective stretching exercises.

 

Defining Ergonomics

  • The science of ergonomics
  • Workstation design
  • Work area design
  • Neutral Body Positions

Practicing positive work techniques

  • Hands, arms, and shoulders
  • Eyes
  • Workstation design
  • Tools and materials
  • Work patterns
  • Back and neck
  • Standing
  • Wearing gloves

Proper Lifting Techniques

  • Lifting
  • Walking
  • Getting help
  • Exercise
 
This course will measure mastery on each of the following performance objectives:

Use ergonomic to work without strain and stress.

  • Define ergonomics.
  • Identify body parts to base ergonomic issues.
  • Recall that most workstations are designed for the average person.
  • List tasks that can cause stress on the body.

Maintain neutral body positioning.

  • Recognize proper positioning of the wrist.
  • Explain the benefit of keeping upper arms to the sides and forearms at a 90 degree angle when working at a lab bench.
  • List ergonomic solutions for eye strain.
  • Describe the best position for tools and materials.
  • List work patterns that result in ergonomic problems.
  • Identify one of the most stressful back positions.
  • Select ways to support your back.

Wear the right gloves in the lab.

  • Cite the dangers of wearing the wrong gloves in the lab.

Lift and set down objects using proper techniques.

  • List proper lifting techniques.
  • List proper techniques when walking with a heavy object.
  • Select proper times to get help lifting or carrying an object.

Exercise to avoid ergonomic injuries.

  • Identify the need to exercise at the start of and during the day.

How it Works:

After you have gained access to the course you are ready to begin your training session.

All courses use video to present at least 90% of the course material. Most courses involve you in the instruction by asking you to make decisions and express your opinions. As you complete each lesson the computer determines your understanding of the key learning points. These "quizzes" are not like the ones you dreaded in school. Our questions help discover areas where you need review and reinforcement.

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