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CEAS I: Ergonomics Assessment Certification Workshop

The Back School

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $645.00

*Identify the anatomical areas susceptible to injuries and differentiate the causes, signs and symptoms of MSDs. *Learn the elements and application of an OSHA ergonomics jobsite analysis form. *Identify and implement correct methods for controlling risk factors. *Demonstrate and practice prevention strategies. *Explain successful marketing techniques for ergonomics programs. *Practice ergonomics problem solving.

Target Audience
PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, ATC, RNs, IH, Risk Managers, and other Occupational Health and Safety Professionals.

Confirmation Notes
Locations/Accommodations: Most workshops are held at a local medical facility. We do not block hotel rooms. A list of nearby hotels and directions to the facility will be provided with your confirmation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition is refundable minus $50.00 processing fee if canceled at least 14 days prior to the workshop. No refund thereafter, however you may attend the workshop at another location or allow someone to attend in your place. The Back School of Atlanta cannot be responsible for any expenses incurred should it become necessary to cancel a workshop.

DAY ONE (Times are approximate and subject to change) 8:00-9:30 OSHA Standards/Government 9:30-10:00 Epidemiology and overview of MSDs 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-10:45 Back, neck and upper back injury 10:45-11:15 Upper extremity anatomy and pathology 11:15-11:45 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 11:45-12:00 Lower extremity anatomy and pathology 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-1:45 Part I: Management Leadership o Initial Question o Ergonomics Committee 1:45-2:30 · Part II: Employee Participation o Record Review o Employee Questionnaire 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-3:30 Part III: Musculoskeletal Disorder Management o Medical Management Concepts 3:30-5:00 Part IV: Job Hazards Analysis o Visual Inspections DAY TWO (Times are approximate and subject to change) (continued) 8:00-10:00 Part IV: Job Hazards Analysis o Audiovisual Recording and Review o Written Checklists 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:00 Part V: Hazard Reduction and Control o Approaches to Reduce or Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders o Client Reports 12:00-1:00 Lunch Jobsite (Ergonomics) Analysis: Practical Application o Industrial Assessment o Office Assessment 1:00-2:30 Part VI: Training o Educational Program o Body Mechanics, NIOSH o Practices Guide for Manual Lifting, Back Belts o Fitness and Exercise Programs 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:30 Marketing o Direct and indirect o Expenses of MSD’S o 12 Steps for Marketing Ergonomic Programs o Sample Proposal 4:30-5:00 Bibliography, Review

Our training will teach you how to perform an OSHA-compliant ergonomics analysis applicable in the industrial, healthcare, and office workplace. In our basic occupational ergonomics workshop, you will learn to identify potential hazards that contribute to the development of musculoskeletal disorders. Using best practices, our method instructs implementation of cost-effective, high-impact solutions for prevention of workplace injury. By developing effective tools to market your ergonomics services, you can become a strategic partner with current and prospective internal and external customers in delivering practical solutions for risk reduction and increased employee productivity. At the completion of this workshop, you will have earned your designation as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEASTM) and receive 1.5 CEUs (in most states). Those seeking additional in-depth ergonomics evaluation tools and their CEAS IITM designation, are encouraged to enroll in the CEAS II: Aging Workforce Ergonomics Solutions Certification Workshop.

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