|Ergonomics Trained Person (ETP) Training ProgramMEF Training Hall, Pusat Dagangan Phileo Damansara II, Petaling Jaya25 & 26 August 2020|
Ergonomics related injuries are quite common in the workplaces, affecting workers in all types of industry. Common injuries are related to lower back, neck, shoulders, hands, knees and feet. These injuries affecting workers’ abilities to perform works, high medical costs and adverse to productivity. Due to the seriousness of the Ergonomics concerns in Malaysia, the DOSH has produced ERA Guidelines in 2017. Main root causes for these injuries are poor methods of working, poor work habits as well of substandard design of workplaces.
The DOSH is currently very active promoting DOSH ERA Guidelines 2017 among employers throughout Malaysia, specifically with employers that are involved in Systematic Occupational Health Enhancement Level Programme (SoHELP). Feedback from DOSH indicates that very soon they are embarking on Industrial Code of Practice (ICOP) to make the implementation of Initial ERA compulsory to all employers. The intended ICOP is expected to be ready by end of 2019. DOSH strongly encourages employers to have Ergonomics Trained Person (ETP) to implement Initial ERA at company level before the ICOP is implemented.
This training provides awareness on physical ergonomics in the workplaces and how to perform initial ergonomics risk assessment. The focus will be on important of ergonomics, ergonomics risk factors, musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics risk assessment process. Participants are guided on how to do walkthrough, body symptoms survey, prescribed methods on how to detect ergonomics risk factors according to work activities and reporting method.
On successful completion of this module, attendees should be able to :
Details of training contents will be given upon request.
- Understand ergonomics needs in the workplace and how it is related to the OSH Act;
- Perform initial Ergonomics Risk Assessment;
- Generate Initial ERA report in compliance with DOSH ERA Guidelines 2017; and
- Train and communicate ergonomics risk to workers.
Who Should Attend?
Preferably those personnel that are related to safety and health of the company.
Example: HR team, members of OSH committee, SHOs, OHNs, OHDs, Safety Assistants, Supervisors, Executives, Engineers, Managers and higher executives.
DR JALALUDDIN BIN DAHLAN, a doctorate degree holder in Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics of Wichita State University, is an Ergonomist & OSH practitioner. His vast experiences in the field of Ergonomics and Industrial Engineering started when he serves as ergonomics consultant in the USA to many organisation in the airlines industry, hospitals and research centres. He was the Ergonomics Division Manager in NIOSH Malaysia for 6 years. He has given various ergonomics training and consultation services to various industries and organisation all over the nation. He has helped the Department of Occupational Safety and Health to published the first Guidelines on Ergonomics for Standing at Work and trained DOSH personnel in the area of ergonomic and serves as consultant to DOSH in the field of ergonomics. Among his areas of interest and expertise include; back injury and musculoskeletal prevention program, office ergonomics and computer work, back-to-work program and mental stresses.
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