Ergonomics Course To Be Offered in Partnership with MEMIC
July 22, 2013
Central Maine Community College will offer a course in Ergonomics this fall in partnership with the MEMIC Center for Workplace Safety. This powerful course will be delivered as a hybrid; four meetings on campus with the majority of coursework done online.
Occupational ergonomics is the scientific basis for design of work environments to optimize physical and mental interaction of workers with their machines, tools, and work methods. This survey course will examine issues most often associated with lower back and upper body injuries which account for one third of lost time, work-related injuries in Maine. Topics to be covered include work physiology, anthropometry, biomechanics, work scheduling, mental workload, and the psychosocial work environment. Basic approaches to workplace design for the control of ergonomic stresses are incorporated into each unit.
Ergonomics will meet on the following Wednesdays; September 3, October 15, November 19 and December 10, from 6:00pm to 8:55pm. This course is open to anyone who needs to manage a health and safety program. Registration for this three-credit course is open and ongoing, however space is limited. The cost for the course is $338.40 and includes tuition, fees and all materials except for the textbook.
For more information or to register, please mention course OHS 260-21A: Ergonomics and contact CMCC at 207-755-5292; 1-800-891-2002, opt. 2; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for registration is August 21.