Laboratory Safety – Ergonomics
(LS3ER03-P7T) This online PowerPoint course covers hazards and preventative measures to reduce risk of injury to joints, muscles, nerves, bones and tendons resulting from laboratory procedures requiring long, intensive tasks involving awkward and repetitive movements. Examples include: repetitive pipetting, keyboard and mouse use, microscopy, and micromanipulation. The course helps students: identify risk factors for cumulative trauma disorders, recognize specific ergonomic hazards, identify injury symptoms and understand control factors. Particular attention is given to common laboratory risk factors such as: forceful exertions, repetition, deviated posture, contact stresses and sustained static exertions.