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American Industrial Hygiene Association

Sacramento Valley Section


Friday, May 7, 1999

SVS Section

Course Outline

Instructor: Edward J. Klinenberg, Ph.D., CIH


  1. Understand WMSDs and their associated risk factors

  2. Understand muscle force generation and its implication to good ergonomic design

  3. Understand the difference between localized muscle fatigue and WMSDs

  4. Be able to effectively use the AF PREMIER Program and associated tools including the JR/PD and Level I Guides

  1. Introduction

  2. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)

  3. Muscle Force Generation and localized fatigue

  4. Show relationship between WMSDs and localized muscle fatigue

  5. Identify various risk factors associated with WMSDs

  6. Provide overview of AF Preventing Musculoskeletal Illnesses through Ergonomics (PREMIER) program

  7. Group exercise - Administer JR/PD

  8. Discuss AF PREMIER Program Process

  9. Conclusion/Questions