Upon completion of the CBES course, students will thoroughly understand:
- The definition and science of ergonomics and its role in injury prevention and wellness.
- Clinical anatomy and biomechanical principles that form the foundation of ergonomics and wellness.
- Types of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and illnesses related to poor ergonomics and lifestyles.
- Common pitfalls of reactive medicine and best medical management techniques for common MSDs.
- Work-related (ergonomic) and lifestyle-related causes of MSDs and illness.
- Effects of aging on human performance and work capacities.
- How to perform effective office ergonomic assessments.
- How to perform effective field ergonomic assessments and apply the NIOSH Lift equation.
- The role of physical demands validations in job matching tests and compliance with EEOC / ADA
- How to apply and integrate ergonomics with behavioral-based and wellness concepts.
- How to effectively resolve ergonomic problems with no-cost and low costs interventions.