This course serves to help participants understand and apply ergonomics or human factors principles to the workplaces.
Aches are common at the workplace especially when the job requires the body to be in the same position for long hours. Moreover, poor body posture adds on to these discomforts commonly found in working individuals.
Knowing how to apply ergonomics at work can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders and improve productivity. You will be taught how to do conduct ergonomics evaluation for offices and industrial sites and give recommendations for workplace design among other interesting modules.
Mr Patrick Ker is the Chief of Ergonomics Services and Senior Principal Occupational Therapist at SGH. He has a Master of Science & Technology in Ergonomics, Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy and attended the Ergonomics Evaluation Certification Program from Roy Matheson & Associates, USA.
Patrick is also a qualified administrator for the Physical Work Performance Evaluation (ErgoScience). He had much experience in providing ergonomics consultancy and conducting training for companies in various industries. His clinical practice also includes providing treatment for people with musculoskeletal disorders.
Occupational Health & Safety Officers
Staff from SGH Safety Network
Lectures, case studies, small group discussions and practical application exercises will be used in conducting the workshop to aid understanding.