Construction Ergonomics

This course studies ergonomic assessment and evaluation tools related to the performance of on-site task assessment for construction activities and construction site safety programs. Human factors, measurement and monitoring, risk factor identification, and controls for common construction ergonomics issues such as back injuries, upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), repetitive motion injuries and whole body vibration (WBV) will be examined. The knowledge and skills to perform ergonomic job task analyses, devise injury prevention strategies, and develop and implement innovative solutions will be included. Prerequisite: SAF-600. (3)

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