Ergonomics in the Office

Learn to identify, prevent, and alleviate musculoskeletal disorders with practical insights and techniques. Elevate your workplace comfort and well-being by signing up today!

  • In-depth overview of the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act
  • Covers ergonomic awareness, workplace risk factors, and more
  • Finish course in just 1 hour
  • Created specifically for office workers
  • Achieve 0.1 CEU upon successful course completion 
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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) result when there is a mismatch between the physical capacity of workers and the physical demands of their jobs. Each year 1.8 million workers in the United States report work-related MSDs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and back injuries. About 600,000 MSDs are serious enough to result in workers having to take time off work to recover. The solution to these injuries lies with ergonomics, the science of fitting the job to the worker. This course may help reduce the number and severity of MSDs caused by exposure to risk factors in the workplace. Designed for office workers, this course teaches workers methods to reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries. Main topics include ergonomic awareness, workplace risk factors, and how to reduce those factors in an office setting.


This course is intended for all office employees.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and recognize the office activities that lead to these disorders
  • Use an awareness of ergonomics to set up a workstation to minimize MSDs
  • Use an awareness of ergonomics to minimize injuries while working in awkward postures or doing repetitive tasks
  • Employ stretching techniques, physical exercise, and an ergonomic program to minimize MSDs.


In order to successfully complete this course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all required laboratory exercises.
  • Successfully complete all lesson exams.
  • Complete the end-of-course survey.

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