ENHS1030 Ergonomics

This course covers a range of relationships between people and machines. Of primary significance for safety are the design of the items to minimize injuries and errors that lead to accidents and injuries.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Describe ergonomics
Explain human factors engineering
Diagnose the work area
Explain physical factors that affect work
Examine hand tool design hazards
Generalize corrective procedures for hand tool deficiencies
Explain repetitive motion
Compare job cycle and time restraints
Discuss management responsibility
Compare governmental ergonomics programs
Analyze ergonomics evaluation to the hiring process

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details