Ergonomics Training

Proper training and awareness of ergonomic principles is crucial, however, its importance can often be overlooked. Employee awareness of ergonomic risks factors, types of ergonomic controls, the variety of potential injuries, and the signs and symptoms they present are a few of the basic ergonomic issues that employees should be aware of when performing any type of work. In addition, being able to identify the work site-specific ergonomic hazards present on a daily basis is crucial in helping employees avoid work-related injuries such as sprains and strains due to overexertion or repetitive motion.

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Training Details

Instructor-Led Training

The CSU ergonomics program offers ergonomics training sessions for faculty, staff, and students at no charge. This includes any training in any area of ergonomics (i.e. office, laboratory, manual handling, custodial, food service, animal handling, etc.).

Ergonomics training sessions commonly provide attendees with awareness of general ergonomics topics including awareness of ergonomic risk factors, signs and symptoms of injury, benefits of ergonomics, ideal posture and position, as well as specific discussion on the area of work performed.

See below under Custom Design Training for additional information on designing a training session for a specific job or task. This can be done for tasks performed in a traditional office or outside of the office environment (non-office tasks, i.e., custodial, food service, manual handling, animal handling, etc.).

Go to the RMI training webpage to see a list of upcoming ergonomics training courses.

Special Request Instructor-Led Training

Onsite training can also be arranged where an ergonomics specialist will visit your building at a scheduled time and day and provide ergonomics training. Training can be provided for tasks performed in a traditional office or outside of the office environment (non-office tasks, i.e., custodial, food service, laboratory work, manual handling, animal handling, etc.).

Please contact CSU Ergonomics to arrange on-site training.

Online Training

Online training modules are available to faculty, staff, and students on topics such as Slips, Trips, and Falls, Office Ergonomics, Ergonomics Awareness, Ergo 101, and Back Safety. Additional sessions will be developed as time allows.

For more detailed and customized training related to a job or job task performed, please contact the ergonomics office. Visit RMI training for a list of upcoming ergonomics training courses.

Custom Design Training (Industrial Ergonomics – all non-office job tasks – laboratory, material or animal handling, food service, and more)

The CSU ergonomics program can develop custom-designed job site-specific training sessions covering topics including but not limited to:

– Animal handling ergonomics
– Laboratory ergonomics
– Manual materials handling ergonomics
– Food service ergonomics
– Custodial ergonomics
– Ergonomics for trades

The development of training sessions often starts with an ergonomic evaluation and job site evaluation to gain a better understanding of the job and ergonomic risks present so that training can be designed. Sessions can be held at any location at the preferred time and day. All sessions are free of charge. To request custom training, please complete the Request for Custom Ergonomic Training

Request for Custom Ergonomic Training

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    A member of CSU Ergonomics will contact you with the next steps.

    For a list of regularly scheduled courses, visit RMI training.

    Contact CSU’s Ergonomics Manager