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ABA, Construction Ergonomics

April 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am – April 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Tucson ABA Office
1661 N Swan Rd #144
Tucson, AZ 85712
$295 Members | $395 Non Members

Continental Breakfast, lunch, materials and completion card.

 Location: Arizona Builders Alliance
1661 N. Swan, #144, Tucson, AZ 85712

Muscular-skeletal disorders (MSD) are an increasing problem for the construction industry. A problem that can be managed at a very low cost with management support and an effective ergonomic program managed by the safety officer. Two cost effective means for reducing muscular-skeletal disorders is to implement an appropriate stretching routine (there is no one routine for all workers) and a hydration program.

Furthermore, OSHA can and does cite companies under the General Duty Clause if during their compliance inspection they note two or more similar muscular-skeletal disorders within a 3-month period without implementing a program to prevent the reoccurrence of those muscular-skeletal disorders.

With an understanding of the principles of ergonomics many of the health hazards that lead to a MSD can be identified and corrective action taken before they become a problem.  And, with an ergonomic program implemented and monitored, costly OSHA citations can be avoided.

Day One                                                                Day Two

Importance of Ergonomics                                 Ergonomic Injury Prevention

Defining Ergonomics                                           Ergonomic Program Development

Ergonomic Risk Factors                                      Office Ergonomics

Management’s Role                                             NIOSH Lifting Equation

Disciplines of Ergonomics                                  Construction Ergonomic Case Studies

Ergonomic Disorders

Ergonomic Disorder Assessment


 Presenter: Adrian Estes, PhD, RN, RSP, RES.

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