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Many of the activities performed in a laboratory can exert stress and strain on muscles and joints… ultimately causing significant injuries. To work safely and maintain good ergonomic health, employees need to know how to avoid movements and work patterns that can be harmful.

MARCOM’s training products on “Laboratory Ergonomics” discuss the need to set up work areas correctly, as well as how to minimize the strain of using laboratory equipment, tools and instruments.

All of the products… the new “Micro-Learning” and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses… discuss topics that are integral to employees’ understanding of these issues.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • Parts of the body most susceptible to ergonomic problems.
  • Arranging work areas to minimize stress and strain.
  • Working from “neutral” positions.
  • Most and least stressful types of body movements.
  • Proper lifting techniques.
  • Effective stretching exercises.
  • and more.

Available in English. Available individually, or as part of MARCOM’s 12-program Laboratory Safety Series.

Laboratory Ergonomics Detailed Course Outline in PDF format

The “Laboratory Ergonomics” MicroLearning curriculum includes the following 3-5 minute courses:

  • “Customizing Your Work Area”
  • “Maintaining Neutral Positions”
  • “Protecting Yourself from Ergonomic Injury”
  • “Avoiding Eyestrain”
  • “Avoiding Back and Neck Strain”
  • “Proper Lifting Techniques”