The Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability department announced a new ergonomic basics course available for all employees at no cost. This course will teach the fundamentals of ergonomics, that is, “fitting the task to the worker” rather than forcing the worker to fit the task. Those who take the course will learn how to avoid injury, reduce fatigue and increase productivity while on the job.
Who should take the course?
This course is recommended for all employees, especially those who spend more than one hour a day working at a desk or computer. EHSS also recommends managers and supervisors mandate this training for employees performing these at-risk job duties. Supervisors and managers may contact BrianEggleston@BoiseState.edu to coordinate bulk enrollment of their employees.
Why is ergonomics important?
Ergonomics is important because it helps to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses that can cause pain and discomfort for employees. It can also help to increase productivity by improving the efficiency of work processes. By learning about ergonomics, participants will be able to identify potential hazards and take steps to prevent them before they become a problem. Participants will be able to work more safely and comfortably, which may improve productivity and job satisfaction.
The course is available online through Bronco Learn. The course is self-paced and can be completed at anytime.
Questions and comments may be directed to BrianEggleston@BoiseState.edu.