Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Construction Ergonomics Training


This Construction Ergonomics training course intends to train students to understand the benefits of implementing the science of Ergonomics in construction industry to improve safety and health aspects of workers. It has been proved that if proper ergonomics-based safety techniques are implemented at construction sites, workplace injuries and accidents, discomfort, fatigue and related losses can be eliminated or reduced to a great extent.

This online safety training which applies to all construction workers irrespective of their hierarchy focuses on identifying hazards and emphasizing safe work practices.

Governing regulations

OSHA has formulated safety guidelines for various industries which offer particular and useful regulations to follow for workers and industries to reduce workplace accidents and injuries.

OSHA has formulated ergonomic hazards for all general industries. So, even if there is no guidelines related to particular industry, as an employer, it is your responsibility to follow the General Duty Clause, Section 5 (a) (1) to keep your workplace free from recognized serious hazards which include hazards and risks due to ergonomic reasons.

OSHA’s enforcement under the general hazard protection regulations is applicable for ergonomic hazards mentioned in the General Duty Clause are applicable to construction industry as well and employers who fail to meet compliances can be dealt with as per the prevailing law.

Course Overview

This OSHA Construction Ergonomics Training Course trains students to understand basic ergonomic regulations and safe practices for workers in the construction industry. Participants will be made to understand how to identify hazards, best practices, regulations and responsibilities for construction workers. During the training period, students will be introduced case studies to know the benefits of ergonomic training at workplaces.

Who Must Take this Course?

Basically this course is for construction industry. Hence every construction work will have potential risks and dangers associated with lack of ergonomic safe practices. So, every worker in the construction industry must join this course and get maximum benefit.

Course Format

Our OSHA Construction Ergonomics Training course has been planned with high quality content prepared by HSE experts and experienced tutors who have made the course materials interesting for students by having a lot of graphical and audio explanations, case studies and self-check questions for better preparation for the final exam.

Every successful candidate will be getting a hard copy of completion certificate and also a printed wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each successful candidate will be eligible for 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) after completing the safety training.

Topics Covered

  • Section 1-Course Objectives
  • Section 2-Introduction to Construction Ergonomics
  • Section 3-Why Do We Need Safety Training?
  • Section 4-Basic Concepts of Ergonomics
    • Your Body’s Power Zone
    • How Your Hands Grip and Hold
    • Injuries Can Be Costly
    • Employee Turnover and Lost Days Can Be Costly
    • Reduced Productivity Can Be Costly
    • Common Injuries and Causes
    • Who is at Risk of Injury?
    • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)
    • Causes of CTDs
    • Symptoms of CTDs
    • Strains or Sprains
  • Section 5-Safety Standards
    • Safety Standards-OSHA
    • Safety Standards-CDC: NIOSH
    • Safety Standards-ANSI
  • Section 6-Safety Responsibilities
    • Safety Responsibilities of Employers
    • Safety Responsibilities of Employees
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Section 7-Ergonomic Hazards and Solutions
    • Floor and Ground Level Work Hazards
    • Floor and Ground Level Work Solutions
    • Overhead Work Hazards
    • Overhead Work Solutions
    • Hazards from Lifting, Pulling, Holding, and Handling Materials
    • Solutions for Lifting, Pulling, Holding, and Handling Materials
    • The Proper Way to Lift
    • Two-Person Lifting Tips
    • Hand-intensive Work Hazards
    • Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome: A Serious Matter
    • Hand-intensive Work Solutions
    • Reducing Injuries from High Vibration Equipment
    • Tips for Selecting Hand Tools
      • Tip #1: Know Your Work Space
      • Tip #2: Improve Your Work Posture
      • Tip #3: Use Tools that Allow for the Right Grip
      • Tip #4: Use Tools with Ergonomic Handles
    • Checklist for Selecting Ergonomic Hand Tools
  • Section 8-Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions
    • Reporting Symptoms of CTDs
    • Injury Response
  • Section 9-Summary
  • Section 10-Additional Resources