Collection Safety and Ergonomics


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This course will present information on waste collection ergonomics related to worker safety, injury rates and key factors leading to injuries. The benefits of applying this occupational science is discussed as well as guidance on relevant methodologies and tools to support ergonomics assessment. Finally, a summary of the EREF-funded study “Ergonomics of Solid Waste Collection,” which was conducted at the University of Central Florida, will be provided.


Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:

  • Describe how ergonomic factors can increase or reduce worker-injuries
  • Demonstrate the basics of ergonomics and how they are used to evaluate injury risk
  • Apply ergonomics to make your company safer

Course Length

57 minutes

Accreditation Note: New York State Education Department (NYSED) has determined that this course does not meet content requirements for and may not be counted toward the engineers CE requirement in New York State.


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