1 Hour Ergonomics Site Safety Training (SST) Online Course
YOU NEED TO HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND A WEB CAMERA TO TAKE THIS COURSE. YOU NEED TO ALLOW ACCESS TO YOUR CAMERA TO BE BIOMETRICALLY VERIFIED AND YOU NEED TO UPLOAD YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID.
Why take this course?
In order to continue to operate in the City of New York, the designated construction worker or supervisor is required to complete a minimum number of hours of approved site safety training, and to carry site safety identification cards as proof of completion of the training (As per New York City Local Law 196 of 2017 also known as ‘LL196’ or ‘Local Law’). This course provides one hour towards the satisfaction of that requirement.
The purpose of ergonomics is to ensure workers’ safety, comfortability, and productivity, as well as to reduce their exposure to risks that lead to work related musculoskeletal disorders, or WMSDs. Work related musculoskeletal disorders are the main cause of workers’ disabilities in general. The number of back injuries, for example, in the US construction industry is 50% higher than the average in all other industries in the US. Other most commonly reported injuries are: shoulder, neck, arms, and hands injuries. Injuries caused by handling tools and materials account for 32% of workers’ compensation claims.
In this 1 Hour Ergonomics online course, you will learn how applying ergonomics to redesigning tools, equipment, materials, and work processes, can prevent injuries and increase productivity.
- 100% attendance of the online class is mandatory
- Complying with the PDH STAR facial biometric requirement for monitoring attendance
- Achieve a minimum of 70% in the written assessment at the end of the course
- Completion of Evaluation Form at the end of the course
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Define ergonomics
- Define and explain the term musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)
- Identify the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders
- Identify solutions to prevent or minimize musculoskeletal disorders
Lesson 1: Why is Ergonomics important?
Lesson 2: Ergonomics & Musculoskeletal Disorders
Lesson 3: Are You Increasing your Risk?
Lesson 4: Effective Workplace Practices & Controls
We are a premier continuing education provider for the construction industry. Not only do we provide site safety training for site based staff, we are also an approved continuing education provider for Professional Engineers in all states that require continuing education. Our courses are developed by Professional Engineers and Site Safety Managers with decades of experience in the field, and are designed to be engaging, practical and relevant to today’s challenges of working on a construction site.