Training courses offered by IndES

The training packages of courses on biomechanical overload prevention has been developed by EPM IES and is offered by IndES.

The different courses and training programs for the assessment and management of the risks offer to the student’s information and tools necessary to manage autonomously various issues, such as the risk evaluation and mapping, the search for solutions for specific cases related to occupational diseases. To reach this goal each course has generally a two days structure: the first dedicated to learning of fundamentals and the second dedicated to practical exercises, by using specific EPM IES software. Students are invited to propose complex cases to discuss and solve together with the teachers. For EPM IES the exercise session is considered essential, since teaching is not a mere transmission of theoretical concepts. Only by active participation a “course” is transformed into a successful learning process.

EPM IES is also developing on line courses.

EPM IES COURSES ON PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF BIOMECHANICAL OVERLOAD FOR UPPER LIMBS AND SPINE 

Who should attend?

Ergonomists, Occupational Physicians, Safety and Health Personnel, Industrial Hygienists, Physical and Occupational Therapists working with Industry, Industrial, Manufacturing and Workplace Design Engineers, Industrial Lawyers, Labour Inspectors.

TITLE OF COURSE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
BIOMECHANICAL OVERLOAD (UPPER LIMBS) BY REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS/TASKS: The checklist OCRA, and the mini OCRA checklist and risk mapping 16
BIOMECHANICAL OVERLOAD (UPPER LIMBS) BY REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS/TASKS: The OCRA index and the work design 16
BIOMECHANICAL OVERLOAD IN MANUAL HANDLING (OF LOADS) TASKS: Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation for the study of lifting in the case of simple, composite, variable and sequential tasks. Risk mapping techniques 16
BIOMECHANICAL OVERLOAD IN MANUAL PUSHING AND PULLING TASKS: Methods for the study of carrying, pushing and pulling 8
ERGONOMIC DESIGN: The ergonomic design of workplace, for the prevention of risks from biomechanical overload, considering existing international standards 16
PREMAPPING SIMPLE TOOLS: Simple tools for pre-mapping of risks: ergonomic criteria through the use of international standards: the key-enters and the quick-evaluation 8
RISK ASSESSMENT IN VDT WORK 8
POSTURAL EVALUATION and description of the TACOs METHOD 8

 

EPM IES COURSES ON PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF RISKS CONNECTED TO MANUAL PATIENT HANDLING IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

Who should attend?
Ergonomists, Occupational Physicians, Safety and Health Personnel, Industrial Hygienists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Industrial, Manufacturing and Workplace Design Engineers, Nurses and Nursing Supervisors.

TITLE OF COURSE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION

PATIENTS MANUAL HANDLING IN HEALTHCARE UNITS

-Biomechanical overload in patients manual handling. MAPO index

-Strategies for the prevention of patients manual handling: equipment and hoists

-Comparison between different assessment method for patient manual handling risk (TR 12296)

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EPM IES COURSES ON HEALTH SURVEILLANCE OF WORKERS EXPOSED TO RISKS FROM REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS AND MANUAL HANDLING

Who should attend?

Occupational Physicians, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists.

TITLE OF COURSE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
The clinical evaluation of workers exposed to biomechanical overload of the upper limb: techniques of health surveillance and epidemiological studies 16
The clinical evaluation of workers exposed to biomechanical overload of the spine: techniques for health surveillance and epidemiological studies 16

EPM IES COURSES ON OCCUPATIONAL STRESS

Who should attend?

Ergonomists, Occupational Physicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, HSE and Occupational Hygienists, Nurses and Nursing Supervisors.

TITLE OF COURSE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
PREMAPPING OF STRESS 8

 

OTHER COURSES OFFERED BY INDIAN ERGONOMICS SCHOOL

TITLE OF COURSE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
Principles of Occupational Ergonomics 24
Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations 8
Laboratory ergonomics 8
Ergonomics in schools and colleges 8
Ergonomics at home and during travel 8
The role of anthropometry in product design 8
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: diagnosis and management 8
Overview of Ergonomics Workplace Analysis: How to select the best tool(s) 16
Ergonomics for Shift work, Flexible Workplace Arrangements and BPO 8
Ergonomics for home-based teleworkers 8
Ergonomics for hospitality workers 8
Environmental Ergonomics 8
Usability assessment of products, services and systems 8
Workload assessment 8
Green ergonomics and sustainable design in the workplace 8
Human factors in control room design 8
Ergonomics of New Ways of Working 8
Ergonomics and Wellness in Workplaces 8

 

These courses can be conducted both on-site and off-site (at RECOUP, Anjanapura Layout, Bengaluru)