Peter W Johnson
ENV H 566
Basic principles of ergonomics in work environment applied to problems of worker and management. Topics include measurement of physical work capacity, problems of fatigue and heat stress, applied biomechanics, worker-machine interactions and communication, design of displays and controls. Prerequisite: basic human physiology or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with IND E 566/NSG 508; W.
Student learning goals
1. Identify and be familiar with the physical, individual and organizational factors which can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders.
2. Identify and be familiar with common musculoskeletal disorders which can result from occupational activities.
3. Identify and be familiar with the structure and anatomy of the upper extremities and low back
4. Use various assessment tools to identify and evaluate various upper extremity hazards in the workplace.
5. Use various assessment tools to identify and evaluate lifting and manual material handling activities:
6. Identify ergonomics hazard and implement solutions in office and manufacturing environments.
General method of instruction
Highly engaging and entertaining lectures.
Basic human anatomy and physiology or permission of instructor.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly homework assignments.