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Office Ergonomics Training

Course Overview

This interactive office ergonomics course is designed for employees who spend most of their day working at computer. 


Upon completion of the course, employees will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts of office ergonomics
  • Describe what a musculoskeletal injury (MSI) and how it can develop if a work station is poorly set up
  • Recognize the early signs and symptoms of a MSI
  • Identify risk factors that can be associated with the onset of a MSI
  • Learn how to minimize their risk of injury at work and at home and improve overall comfort through proper set up of their work station and the use of micro breaks/movement to relieve discomfort.

The key features and benefits of this course are:

  • It is a multimedia course with interactive and engaging content with audio narration.
  • Contains key components required under many Health and Safety Code Jurisdictions.
  • Employees can take the course at their convenience and revisit the content at any time.
  • Self-paced so employees can learn at a pace that is comfortable for their own learning needs.
  • Reduces training costs often associated with in-person training or remote training sites.

Course modules include:

Module 1 – Introduction 

Module 2 – Musculoskeletal Injuries

Module 3 – Shoulders

Module 4 – Eyes

Module 5 – Back and Neck

Module 6 – Arms and Wrists

Module 7 – The Legs

Module 8 – Safe lifting and carrying practices

Module 9 – Summary

Module 10 – Multiple Choice Quiz

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Participants can interactively practice learned concepts in each module. This is followed by a quiz at the end of the course utilizing multiple choice questions and properly setting up an interactive virtual workstation. A mark of 75% must be achieved in order to pass the course and receive a certificate of completion. Participants have unlimited access to the course during and after completion.


Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Video Preview & Course Outline (30-Mins.)

Preventing Injuries: Avoiding Sprains & Strains

Ergonomics: Office

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Course Overview

This online Ergonomics: Office course is designed to assist employees in identifying ergonomic risks in their workplace and helping reduce their chances of experiencing ergonomics-related injuries while on-the-job.

After completing this course, users should have an understanding of:

  • Explaining what ergonomics is and why it is important
  • Discussing what types of activities may lead to pain or injury
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of MSDs and other ergonomics-related injuries
  • Identifying ways to adjust your work environment to prevent injury
  • Demonstrating ways to support your ergonomic health at work and at home

This online Ergonomics: Office course covers the following topics:

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) - What they are and how they develop
  • Types of Injuries - To the eyes, neck, shoulders, elbow, wrist, finger, and back
  • Factors that Cause Pain or Injury - Excessive force, repetitive movement, awkward postures, static postures, quick motions, compression or contact stress, and vibration
  • Your Equipment - Desk, chair, monitor, keyboard, mouse, laptop, smartphone/tablet, document holder, wrist rest, foot rest, and lighting
  • Your Work - Use any tools or engineering controls made available by your employer, break up tasks when you can, and add variety to tasks so your muscles and other soft tissues do not experience fatigue; Use any personal protective equipment required for your job; Use proper lifting techniques for anything you need to lift
  • Your Body - Explanation proper posture/neutral position and why it is important in performing job tasks
  • Job Safety Analysis - What it is and how can you contribute
  • Moving Through the Work Day - Stretching, taking breaks, and changing positions
  • Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise, staying hydrated, eating right, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep
  • Reporting and Managing Injuries - When to report, who to report it to, and what to do when you are injured on-the-job

Video Preview & Course Outline (30-Mins.)

Pass a Test and Print a Certificate...Immediately!

A mark of 80% must be achieved to pass this course. The course can be taken three times to achieve the pass mark. Upon successful completion of this online course, users can download and print a certificate of completion.


Overexertion Injury Prevention

Overexertion is a Leading Injury in Ontario

In this effective and motivational program, employees will learn how the body functions, risk factors associated with overexertion type injuries, and preventative measures. The visual graphics and comprehensive information will educate and motivate employees to make adjustments to ensure health and safety.

Pass a Quiz and Print a Certificate

A brief quiz is included with this course in order to evaluate comprehension of the material. A certificate is available upon receiving 80% or greater (within 3 attempts) on the quiz. Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Universally Compatible with Smart Mobile Devices

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

Video Preview & Course Outline (20-Min.)

Back Safety Basics

Back injuries caused by improper lifting are the most common disabling injuries in the workplace. A person can injure their back in virtually any type of occupation, often to the point they can no longer work in their chosen field, along with having a devastating impact on their overall quality of life. Many of the causes of back injury can be prevented by teaching employees how the back operates and the basics of proper lifting techniques.


Topics Include: 

  • The anatomy of the spine
  • Importance of stretching and exercises
  • Maintaining proper posture
  • Proper lifting techniques


Follow this link for a video preview and course outline (20-Min.)


Write a Test and Print a Certificate

A brief quiz is included with this course in order to evaluate comprehension of the material. A certificate is available upon receiving 80% or greater (within 3 attempts) on the quiz. Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.


Universally Compatible with Smart Mobile Devices

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

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Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls (Global)

At best, slipping and tripping is embarrassing. Often, it leads to strains and sprains. At worst, it causes serious injury or even death. Preventing slips, trips and falls is easy, but often ignored in the daily routine of trying to get work done quickly and efficiently.


This online Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls (Global) course is designed to define slips, trips and falls and detail how you can avoid them.

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Back Safety Training

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This online Back Safety course covers safe lifting practices as well as important information that all individuals should know about the most common back injuries. 

Using the innovative Whole Life/Health Cycle safety training approach, this Back Safety course explores habits that can keep employees safe, healthy and productive.

Successful completion of this course enables one to:

  • Describe how the human back works
  • Explain how things like posture, sleep positions, physical fitness, and nutrition contribute to back health
  • Justify the importance of warming up before physical activity
  • Identify  the right - and wrong - way to lift

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy of the back 
  • The Whole Life/Health cycle 
  • Lifting safety 
  • Back exercises 

Video Preview & Course Outline (1-hr.)

Testing for Compentency

Testing conducted in this online Back Safety course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt.

Universally Compatible with Smart Mobile Devices

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple's iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

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