This course gives insight into the relation between the working human and his/her workplace, tools, handling of materials, and environment. It will deal with all those aspects that make work easier, more healthy and efficient, if applied in the right way. It will bring understanding why physical work may parallel a risk for health, especially for developing musculoskeletal disorders. It will teach how a different design of a workplace or tool, or a better control of the working environment can result in a more efficient work performance and a lower risk for these musculoskeletal problems. It also includes social and legal concerns, including current standards.
The material is appropriate for students who have gained already a basic knowledge in recognition, evaluation and control of health risks. In addition, a guideline for instructors is added.
The course consists of ready-to-use material, that can be downloaded free of charge, printed and displayed. No on-line interaction is necessary.