Workplace Ergonomics Specialist Classroom Course
Workplace Ergonomics Specialist Classroom Course


  • access_time00:00 hours / 0 CEUs
  • May 09, 2024 - May 10, 2024
  • State: FloridaCity/Town: OrlandoHotel Information:

    The host hotel for the event, and training venue, is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at Seaworld, 10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821. They have multiple rooms blocked for attendees, and you will receive a special room rate of $179.00 (+ tax), please click here to make your reservation; you must make your reservation on or before April 24, 2024. If registered after the cut-off date, please contact the hotel directly to see if they will still honor the discounted rate @ (407) 996-4100.

    Also, if you made your room reservation prior to receiving this email, contact us back so we can make sure you are added to the National Association of Safety Professional’s blocked rooms; click here to make your reservations


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Workplace Ergonomics Course Description:

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) result when there is a mismatch between the physical capacity of workers and the demands of the job. Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disability of people in their working years, afflicting over 19 million workers.

After completion of this training, the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to:

  • Define ergonomics and identify different types of musculoskeletal disorder injuries (MSD) to recognize the importance of ergonomics in the workplace.
  • Identify the signs, symptoms, and significance of MSD injuries in the workplace to better understand the industry recommendations and guidelines for ergonomics.
  • Identify important events and decisions in the history of ergonomics to recognize changes in attitudes and actions concerning ergonomics in the workplace.
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors inherent in the employee, job, and environment to be able to evaluate these risks in the workplace.
  • Recognize risk factor controls that best suit the level of risk identified in the workplace so that MSD injuries can be prevented.
  • Describe the elements of an effective ergonomics program so that these elements can be implemented in the workplace.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, and medical providers in an ergonomics program so that the program can be implemented effectively.
  • Describe best practices in ergonomics for a variety of environments and industries in order to prevent MSD injuries in specific workplaces.
  • Use the Strain Index and RULA Assessment Tools to analyze jobs with ergonomic risk factors associated with the upper extremities.
  • Use the NIOSH Lifting Guidelines and Manual Materials Handling Tables to analyze jobs with ergonomic risk factors associated with the low back.
  • Determine post-injury management best practices.

Students will receive:

  • Student Reference Manual and Handout Materials
  • Sample Ergonomic Plans and Programs
  • Sample Ergonomic Audit and Checklist Forms
  • Customizable PowerPoints

About the Instructors:

This course is co-instructed by Mr. Eric Gislason of NASP, the leader in innovative safety training, and Chris Nehrbass, the President and Engineering Specialist Director of ErgoFactor, Inc.

About Chris Nehrbass:

In 2005, Chris began his career with Blankenheim Services as the Engineering Manager. He has spent the past 19+ years developing and honing his skills in ergonomics and human factors engineering. His primary role as the Ergonomic Specialist Director has been to train and develop new talent in physical ergonomic theory and job analysis. He now manages a team of elite ergonomic specialists ready to assist clients defining job requirements, identifying risk, resolving ergonomic issues. He is also the primary driver and subject matter expert behind ErgoFactor®, Blankenheim Services software tool for ergonomic job analysis.

In 2022, Chris became president of the newly formed ErgoFactor, Inc., the software and consulting arm of Blankenheim Services. Today he leads a team of engineers as well as oversees the overall business of ErgoFactor.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Industrial Engineering in 1987. He then received Masters of Science degree from UW-Madison in Manufacturing Systems Engineering in 1990.

Prerequisites and Authorization:

The Workplace Ergonomics Specialist is a foundational course that requires no prerequisites; however, prior knowledge of workplace safety is highly recommended.

Continuing Education Units:

(1.6) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.


The student will take an exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a Certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam. An online retake exam will be provided if the first attempt is unsuccessful.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.

Class Information:

The class will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday & Friday. Lunch will be provided both days, along with snacks and refreshments.

Group Pricing:

Three or more students from the same company will receive a $200 discount per student if they sign up for the same course date and location. If you have three (3) or more students, call us at 800 922-2219 and speak to a customer service representative for assistance. (May not combine with other promotional discounts.)

Cancellation Policy:

We hope you do not have to cancel; however, if you need to cancel, cancellation notices received in writing seven (7) or more days before the first day of class will be refunded in full, minus a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations received less than seven (7) days before the first day of class will be refunded 75% of the course fee in the form of an NASP Voucher for future training. Unused Vouchers expire one year after the date of issue. Substitutions are welcomed. No shows and cancellations received after the start of class will not be eligible for a refund. This policy will be enforced so please plan ahead. If you need to cancel call us at 800 922-2219 and speak to a customer service representative for assistance.

In the unlikely event that a course must be canceled by NASP, student will receive a full reimbursement of tuition costs. NASP is not responsible for travel and per diem that may be incurred by student. This includes, but is not limited to, airfare, hotel accommodations, rental vehicles, or meals.

For Information on Additional Course Dates and Locations:

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Non-discrimination Policy:

NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. View the full document here.

Proprietary Interest Disclosure:

The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Workplace Ergonomics Specialist Classroom Course