• Program: Environmental Health and Safety
  • Course: Ergonomics
  • Course #: ENHS1030
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers a range of relationships between people and machines. Of primary significance for safety are the design of the items to minimize injuries and errors that lead to accidents and injuries.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe ergonomics
Explain human factors engineering
Diagnose the work area
Explain physical factors that affect work
Examine hand tool design hazards
Generalize corrective procedures for hand tool deficiencies
Explain repetitive motion
Compare job cycle and time restraints
Discuss management responsibility
Compare governmental ergonomics programs
Analyze ergonomics evaluation to the hiring process

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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