Ergonomics Education

Ergonomics Education
Ergonomics Education

The goal of the UI Ergonomics Program is to provide an efficient and safe work environment for all employees.  One way this can be achieved is by working with units and individuals through prevention and education programs. The UI Ergonomics Program presents at Departmental and Staff meetings of all sizes to share information related to utilizing the Ergonomics Program at UI, implementing stretching programs, and other safety related topics.  Presentations can vary in length to fit your needs. 

Example presentations

Ergonomics:  Safe at Work – Making it Work

Custodian Injury Prevention

Ergonomics:  Safe at Work – Making it Work

What will the session cover?  At the conclusion of the presentation the learner will understand:

  • What Ergonomics is
  • How the Ergonomics Program functions within in the University of Iowa
  • How to access UI Ergonomics Program services
  • General anatomy of common Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
  • Common workplace Risk Factors
  • Various tools for evaluation and Risk Modification 

Why should I attend?

To learn how the UI Ergonomics Program strives to provide an Efficient and Safe working environment for all Faculty and Staff.

Custodian Injury Prevention

What will the session cover? 

At the conclusion of the presentation the learner will understand:

  • Why injury prevention is important
  • Factors that contribute to injuries
  • General anatomy of the back and shoulder
  • Posture and body mechanics
  • Stretching for injury prevention

Why should I attend?

To learn what you can do to help prevent injuries at work and home.