2018 AIHce On Demand - Ergonomics Bundle


​This AIHce On Demand Bundle includes 6 Ergonomics session recordings from AIHce EXP 2018.

Earn 6 Contact Hours

** Please note that you have 90 days from the date of purchase to watch and submit credit.
** All sessions in the bundle must be viewed before submitting for credit.

 ​An Introduction to the Revised Strain Index

IHs and other safety professionals often have ergonomics responsibilities placed upon them with little to no training. We will introduce attendees to the Revised Strain Index. The Revised Strain Index (2016) replaces the Strain Index (1995) as a distal upper extremity ergonomics analysis tool. The revised tool examines: intensity of exertion, frequency of exertion, hand/wrist posture, duration of task per day, and duration per exertion. The Revised Strain Index is an essential inclusion in an ergonomics professional's tool box.

  The Snook & Ciriello Tables for Manual Material Handling Analysis

Overexertion injuries are the leading cause of non-fatal workplace injuries in the US. Overexertion is defined as excessive physical effort. In 1991, Snook and Ciriello published revised maximum acceptable weights for manual material handling activities. These Snook & Ciriello tables include weight limits for males and females, the capabilities of different percentage of the population, and other variables such as varying frequencies, horizontal & vertical hand positions, and travel distances. These weight limits are an essential inclusion in an ergonomics professional's tool box.

 ​​​Using Anthropometrics for Industrial Workplace Design

The Using Anthropometrics for Industrial Workplace Design session provides guidance on designing job tasks to fit the majority of the population. Anthropometrics uses body dimensions, including heights and reach distances, to best design industrial workstations to fit workers. Participants will learn about how to use this tool and apply it to the workplace.

Ergonomics Strategies to Address the Changing Worker and Workplace

Globally, the workforce is getting older. There are two issues that IHs should be concerned with regarding the older worker: reduced physical capabilities and declining health. An understanding of the older worker is required to develop strategies and countermeasures to optimize worker performance and contributions in the ever-changing modern office and industrial workplace. During this session, participants will learn the key physiological changes and health concerns of older workers and how to meet their needs in an ever-changing modern workplace.

 ​​Current Ergonomic Challenges and Assessment Tools

Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Training Challenges Posed by Generation Z

Demographers have labelled those born during the period 1995-2010 as Generation Z, which now comprises the largest proportion of upper education students and entry level industrial training audiences. This generation is very different in terms of their responses to traditional teaching methods. Researchers in Auburn University's Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Program have experimented with training approaches that have proven to be very effective with Generation Z students. Lessons learned from these activities will be presented along with suggestions for how to incorporate these lessons into industrial training classes. 

DUET: A Practitioner-Friendly Upper Extremity Risk Assessment Tool

This presentation describes a new upper extremity risk assessment tool (DUET: Distal Upper Extremity Tool) based upon fatigue failure theory principles. This tool is capable of developing estimates of the daily dose of cumulative loading experienced by a worker, even if the loading is highly variable. Validation against existing epidemiological databases demonstrates that the tool is associated with both prevalence and incidence of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. 

Ergo​nomic Hazards for Non-routine Work at an Equipment Assembly Plant

Various tools have been developed and used in evaluating ergonomic hazards in the workplace, but little is known on whether and how varying task arrangements might affect the occupational hazard. As products are increasingly made to custom orders, ergonomic hazards at the workplace may become even more complex. Can we adapt the old tools to solve new problems? 

 ​Applying ISO 45001 to Manage Your Workplace Ergonomics Program

The causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) have been effectively managed by ergonomics programs modeled after common processes. The new draft 45001 safety management system standard provides an excellent model for managing an ergonomics improvement process. This presentation will illustrate the key elements of an ergonomics improvement process and how they are aligned with ISO 45001, share real industry applications and examples, and highlight the lessons learned from leading organizations and benchmarked companies.