Workplace Ergonomics Specialist (WES)

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) result when there is a mismatch between the physical capacity of workers and the demands of the job. Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disability of people in their working years, afflicting over 19 million workers. One-half of the nation's workforce is affected at some time during their working lives. Statistics show a steady increase in musculoskeletal disorders. Each year thousands of workers in the United States report work-related MSDs such as tendonitis, epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back injuries. Many of these are caused or aggravated by work-related stressors such as lifting, reaching, pulling, pushing, and bending.

The cost to the nation in direct worker's comp costs exceeds $20 billion. The latest statistics report 650,000 work-related MSDs annually. About one-third of all occupational injuries and illnesses stem from overexertion and/or repetitive motion.
$395.00
$395.00 $345.00

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  • 13:00 hours / 1.3 CEUs

Workplace Ergonomics Specialist (WES) Course Details:

Companies, both large and small, have developed ergonomic programs that use a programmatic approach to identify and solve their ergonomic problems. While helpful, outside consultants or experts are often not necessary. The majority of ergonomic problems can be satisfactorily addressed by low-cost interventions utilizing in-house resources. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will attain the designation of Workplace Ergonomics Specialist (WES). With this certificate, the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to:

  • Define ergonomics and identify different types of musculoskeletal disorder injuries (MSD) to recognize the importance of ergonomics in the workplace.
  • Identify the signs, symptoms, and significance of MSD injuries in the workplace to better understand the industry recommendations and guidelines for ergonomics.
  • Identify important events and decisions in the history of ergonomics to recognize changes in attitudes and actions concerning ergonomics in the workplace.
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors inherent in the employee, job, and environment to be able to evaluate these risks in the workplace.
  • Recognize risk factor controls that best suit the level of risk identified in the workplace so that MSD injuries can be prevented.
  • Describe the elements of an effective ergonomics program so that these elements can be implemented in the workplace.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, and medical providers in an ergonomics program so that the program can be implemented effectively.
  • Describe best practices in ergonomics for a variety of environments and industries in order to prevent MSD injuries in specific workplaces.

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  • CEUs and Pricing

    The Workplace Ergonomics Specialist (WES) course is 13 hours and 1.3 CEUs. The price is $395 or $345 for premium members.

  • Online Testing

    At the end of the workplace ergonomics course, students will need to take a comprehensive online exam and score 80%. You’ll have two chances to pass and receive your certificate.

    Every three years, students will need to take a refresher course and exam, which costs $150.

  • Recertification

    A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.

  • Non-discrimination Policy

    NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination.

  • Proprietary Interest Disclosure

    The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Benefits of Workplace Ergonomics Training

Work-related MSDs are common, leading to either restricted or lost work time. These injuries and illnesses also contribute to billions of dollars in direct workers’ compensation costs. By understanding risk factors and taking the necessary steps to minimize repetitive movements and overexertion, you can avoid lost productivity and revenue in your workplace.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and be designated a Workplace Ergonomics Specialist (WES).

Additional Ergonomic Resources from NASP:

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