Monday, May 09, 2005

E-Course Offers Information to Help Prevent Ergonomic Injuries

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has created an e-learning course that offers information that can help prevent office ergonomic injuries.

Many office workers or those using a computer frequently have experienced a degree of discomfort or pain in their joints or muscles at one time or another. The e-course, Office Ergonomics, deals specifically with problems and injuries related to the use of computers and other office equipment, and provides a practical introduction to office ergonomics.

Office Ergonomics provides information for preventing pain and injury related to the pace of work, strain on joints and muscles and the effects of posture. These injuries are called Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) and have a tendency to develop gradually, over time. They can range in severity from mild and temporary to debilitating and chronic. (Via CCOHS)

CCOHS Logo - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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