Ergonomics in the Workplace

If your employees experience problems with lifting, repetitive motion or overexertion, their improper work practices may cause serious and long-term disabilities. In this course, workplace health professionals will learn the fundamentals of ergonomics in industrial and office workplaces. Discuss medical issues, regulatory strategies, engineering solutions and productivity improvements with a focus on problem solving in real-world situations. A review of safe work practices with a focus on basic ergonomics may help your organization. By the end of this course, students will develop ergonomic recognition and identification skills necessary for implementation of an overall injury prevention strategy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of ergonomics in the industrial and office workplace
  • Understand the role of ergonomics in quality and productivity
  • Design a complete and ergonomic workstation system
  • Become aware of ergonomic legislation and trends

Skills You Will Gain

  • Office ergonomics
  • Anthropometry
  • Ergonomics program development

This is a required course for the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method

Association Credits

CA Dept of Public Health (REHS)
15.00 REHS hours


One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Section Notes

This class is scheduled to be held in-person.


Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received by the refund deadline: October 31, 2023. Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.