Safety Diploma Course

Healthcare Ergonomics Training Course


Healthcare workplaces should be hygienic, safe and hazard-free for workers and patients. As a lot of healthcare equipments such as laser and radiology devices and bio-chemical substances can be hazardous, workers should be educated and trained to manage workplace hazards effectively and provide safe and healthy work conditions.

This online training course has been designed to address various risks, dangers and hazards existing in healthcare industry and educate learners to provide safe and event-free work environment for workers and others while safeguarding the environment from harmful chemicals, biological wastes and gases.

Through this course, learners get to know types of hazards, ergonomic programs that can prevent injuries and minimize accidents while training them to understand the importance of making healthcare workplaces comply with various prescribed government regulations, ideal waste disposal methods and environment standards.

Governing regulations

Aiming to provide safe and healthy atmosphere for workers and nursing patients, OSHA has formulated regulations through OSHA Act of 1970 which warrants employers to provide safe and healthful work environments in hospitals and nursing homes. Hence, healthcare centres should comply with safety and health regulations of OSHA and provide workers and incumbents with peaceful, safe, healthy, hygienic and hazard-free environment. Since a minor slippage can be dangerous and can affect scores of workers, nursing and recuperating patients, healthcare providers have huge responsibility to make the places free from known hazards which can be fatal or inflict physical harm to workers.

Course Overview

Ergonomics is a science that helps to design and arrange things in such a fashion that people around feel safe and healthy. Using ergonomics principles, this course is made to help learners to gain full understanding of workplace hazards, kinds of ergonomics program to reduce risks and dangers, and preventive methods to make workplaces free from dangers and desirable environment.

Who Must Take this Course?

People who are associated with hospitals and nursing home and those who wish to become an expert in managing healthcare environment free from all kinds of hazards and health risks can join this course to enhance their knowledge and career progression.

Course Format

Our Ergonomics for Healthcare Workers Training program has been designed to have excellent study material with well researched content, graphical and audio examples with explanations, good number of important questions for self test to clear the final exam.

Upon successful completion, each student will get Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

Specific topics covered in this course include:

      • About This Course
      • Course Objectives
      • Introduction to Ergonomics for Healthcare Workers Safety Training
        • Key Terms
        • Benefits of Ergonomics in the Healthcare Workplace
        • Benefits of Ergonomics in the Healthcare Workplace – Improved Health
        • Benefits of Ergonomics in the Healthcare Workplace – Reduced Risks
        • Applicable Regulations
        • Statistics for Ergonomics in the Healthcare Industry
      • Applying Ergonomics to the Healthcare Workplace
        • Patient Handling – Risks
        • Patient Handling – Solutions
        • Cost
        • Demand for Ergonomics in Healthcare
  • Applying Ergonomics to the Healthcare Workplace
    • Demand for Ergonomics in Healthcare – Employee Retention and Benefits
    • Design
    • Design – Workspaces in the Healthcare Industry
    • Trends
        • Risks in the Healthcare Workplace
          • Slips, Trips, and Falls
          • Lifting
          • Lifting – NIOSH Lifting Equation
          • Lifting – Food and Laundry Service
          • Lifting – Maintenance and Housekeeping
          • Awkward Postures
          • Work-related MSDs
          • Work-related MSDs – Repetitive Motion Disorders
          • Work-related MSDs – Repetitive Strain Injuries
          • Work-related MSDs – Additional Disorders
        • Additional Resources
        • Summary
        • Exam