Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design – CANCELLED

April 21-22, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI

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Course Description

Ergonomics is recognized as one of the most important factors in the occupational environment today affecting employee injury and illness. Attention to ergonomic workplace design is important to prevent musculoskeletal disorders and to promote productive workplaces. Many companies, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies, view ergonomics as a means to reduce injuries and illnesses such as musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities (tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.) and low back disorders.

The two-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered in Grand Rapids, MI. A limited number of scholarships* will be available for people from small and medium-sized Michigan companies. The course topics include:

  • Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Medical Aspects of Ergonomics Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Ergonomics and Office Work Station Design
  • Low Back Pain and Design of Manual Materials Handling Operations
  • Quantitative Job Analysis Tools and Software
  • Conducting Ergonomic Job Analyses
  • Job Analysis Case Studies

* A limited number of partial scholarships are funded by a Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant awarded by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). Scholarships are for individuals from small and medium-sized businesses (generally less than 250 employees) located in the State of Michigan. Scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with the sponsors reserving the right to limit the number of scholarship recipients from any single organization in order to serve as many Michigan organizations as possible. The partial scholarship does not cover costs associated with travel expenses and is granted conditionally upon the receipt of a non-refundable $75 fee to defray lunch and refreshment costs. To apply for a scholarship, contact with the required organization size and location information.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for those who are responsible for the prevention of, or rehabilitation from, injuries and illnesses in the workplace, particularly safety and health personnel, rehabilitation and vocational counselors, industrial hygienists, physicians, nurses, workplace design engineers, and management and labor representatives. This is an introductory level program.

General Information

Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

1800 E Beltline Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 

$475.00 and includes course materials, break refreshments and lunch each day.


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Pre-registration is required and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Auxiliary aids, services, and other reasonable accommodations are available, upon prior request, to individuals with disabilities.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation notification must be received no later than March 30, 2020 in order to qualify for a refund, less a $75.00 administrative fee. Substitute attendees are welcome. In the unlikely event that the program must be cancelled, the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizers.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for program attendees until March 20, 2020 at the Prince Conference Center ($159/night). Please contact Prince Conference Center directly at (616) 526-7200 to make a reservation stating the group name “Ergonomics Principles”. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements and payment.

Previously the University of Michigan has accredited this course as 1.2 CEUs, this year’s application is pending. This course contains 12.5 hours of technical contact time that can be claimed for CM credit.