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When Safety First, You Last: Learning Ergonomics at the Workplace

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When Safety First, You Last: Learning Ergonomics at the Workplace

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Why is this interesting for me?

This Ergonomics course is concerned with the achievement of optimal relationships between humans and their work environment. Topics include the capabilities and limitations of humans and machines, simulation of design and training, principles of symbolic and pictorial displays, responses to environmental stress, injuries from poorly designed workplaces, and repetitive motion with emphasis on prevention.


July, August

How long is the course?

2 weeks

Language proficiency

Intermediate English


USD 1250

Price inclusive?

Accommodations, Food, Course Materials, Field Trips, Transportation, Permit Fees

Learning objectives

  1. Learn about working culture in Malaysia

  2. Learn about Safety and Health

  3. Learn about risk assessement

What do I expect to learn?

  1. Describe ergonomic risk factors and ergonomic risk factor modifiers, and assess the impact they have on the development of cumulative trauma disorders.

  2. Conduct an ergonomic assessment, and recommend the implementation of successful interventions.

  3. Differentiate between engineering and management interventions, and recommend such interventions to reduce the presence and magnitude of ergonomic risk factors.'

  4. Apply the NIOSH Lifting Equation to a manual materials handling lift, and interpret the results.

  5. Recognize the presence and types of psychosocial ergonomic risk factors, and recommend actions that can be taken to reduce their negative impact on employee safety and work efficiency.

  6. Evaluate and articulate the importance of optimizing the interface between employees and equipment/machinery, and how to optimize the interface.

  7. Evaluate and articulate the value in providing clear written communications, and how to apply various methods to maximize the accurate transfer of information.

  8. Recognize the importance of written ergonomic and medical management programs, and how to successfully develop and implement such programs.

How do I experience learning?

Lectures, Site Visits, Discussions, Group Activities, Presentation, Case Studies, Homestay, Batik design and painting, Outdoor Activities, Indoor Activities

How am I assessed?

Presentations, Assignment, Participation, Attendance

Is the certificate is awarded upon completion of the programme?


Note for students?

Minimum number of participants: 5 pax

Call for action:

Mohammad Ilzam Bin Jamat

International Office Universiti Malaysia Pahang Lebuh Raya Tun Razak 26300 Gambang Kuantan

Pahang Malaysia

Tel: +6095492727

Fax: +6095492729


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