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Computer Workstation Safety


Description
This interactive course on Computer Workstation Safety reviews the health and safety issues that can be involved when we are using computers, and provide practical solutions to many of these problems. A computer doesn’t appear to be very dangerous. In fact it seems pretty harmless when you compare it with the big machines and power tools that some people use in their jobs. But a lot of people have found out the hard way that if they don’t set up and use their computers correctly… they can in fact, hurt them. Repetitive motion, poor lighting and physical stress can lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, computer vision syndrome and lower back problems. The hazards are real, but there are things that can be done to avoid the pain and injuries that can occur when you’re working with your computer. Areas covered in the course include arranging your work area, using neutral positions, reducing eyestrain, stretching and “relaxation” exercises and more.
Content
  • Computer Workstation Safety
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year