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Certified Health Ergonomics Safety Specialist(CHESS)

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Class Size: 10 maximum
Course Duration: 3 days (classroom), 2 days (home study)
Course Fee: $2059 per person
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing    

Course Description

Complimented with written and practical skill assessments throughout the course to ensure thorough understanding of principles and practices, the CHESS program provides students with the most up-to-date knowledge to ensure a skilled and certified outcome. The Certified Health Ergonomics Safety Specialist Certificate Program is an evidence-based program that will train safety professionals to recognize and assess physical and mental risk factors in the workplace, apply ergonomic design to reduce risk and implement practical solutions to the most common and costly workplace hazards. Documentation will be provided to the student to satisfy due diligence and local regulation compliance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ergonomic and human factors approaches for office and industrial workplaces
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Workplace injury causes, consequences and treatment
  • Occupational health and psychology
  • Physical and mental risk factors
  • Risk assessment
  • Pain and performance at work
  • Design ergonomics and anthropometrics

Course Agenda

Day 1 to 3 – Classroom (16 hours)

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Health Ergonomics
  • Module 2 – Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Ergonomist
  • Module 3 – Occupational Health
  • Module 4 – Health Ergonomic Risk Factors
  • Module 5 – Health Ergonomic Assessment and Methods
  • Module 6 – Health Ergonomic Design
  • Module 7 – Human Performance

Home Study (16 hours)

  • Completion of 3 separate multiple choice exams (30% of total grade)
  • Completion of 2 task analyses and 2 physical demand descriptions (30% of total grade)
  • Completion of one comprehensive ergonomic report (40% of total grade)

Participants will have 6 months to complete the home study portion of this program.


Manitoba Regulation

Risk assessment
 When an employer is aware, our ought reasonably to have been aware, or has been advised, that a work activity creates as risk of musculoskeletal injury, the employer must

(a) ensure that the risk is assessed; and

(b) on the basis of the assessment, implement control measures to eliminate or reduce, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risk of musculoskeletal injury to the worker.