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Ergonomics (MSI) Training - Southern Manitoba

Course Date: June 20, 2019

Member Price: Member benefit

Associate Member Price: $100

Non-Member Price: $300

Availability: Regional

Prerequisite: N/A


Ergonomic injury is the highest single cause of injury and injury costs in manufacturing. Typical types are back, shoulder and repetitive strain injuries. Any of these can be prevented with better job/task design.


This course will provide learners with the ability to assess the interplay between workers and their tasks. The assessments will indicate where jobs have the potential to cause harm or injury. Additionally, learners will be able to work both independently and as a team to re-design the task(s), if necessary, to make them more ergonomically correct. Upon successful completion of this course a certificate, and/or wallet card where applicable, will be emailed to the company contact.


This course is designed to meet or exceed provincial legislation and industry best practices.

Duration and materials

The course includes approximately four hours of theory. Learners will receive a manual as well as samples of physical demand descriptions and other forms.

Target audience

The ergonomic course is designed for human resource and safety managers, middle-to-upper management, supervisors, union or WPS&H committee representatives and workers.

Specific learning

Learners will use a number of different tools to develop physical demand descriptions for tasks. This information is useful when hiring (i.e. get the right type of person for the job), training (e.g. work hardening, etc.), planning capacity (i.e. max. output available), and after injury (i.e. accurate description of activities for health care workers).
The learners will develop the ability to look at jobs from a different viewpoint in order to make the specific tasks within a job less harmful and easier on the worker in the most cost-effective manner. Specific goals of the job redesign are to reduce harm and costs while increasing production and quality. Jobs targeted during the class will be those that the class and/or the organization’s managers have selected as being their most harmful or difficult to change.