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Course Name: Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works
Course Code: ER0323WA21
Date: December 11, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm EST
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration closes: TBD
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The recycling and solid waste industries are highly physical and strenuous. Lifting containers, emptying loads, twisting, turning, and awkward positioning can take a toll. Even if you are not out in the field, day-to-day office operations, poor workspace designs, and poor desk posture can make you feel old beyond your years!
This half-day program, developed and instructed by licensed physical therapists, will help you make things better, starting with an introduction to the science of ergonomics and running through to recommendations on reducing ergonomics risks. An in class pre-test will let you see what you might be doing wrong, a post-test will let you see how you have improved, and stretch breaks and posture analysis throughout the class will leave you feeling better when you are finished!
Who Should Attend?
The information in this class can benefit anyone who is interested in learning more about ergonomics and workplace injury prevention. Past participants have included:
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Enforcement Officers
- Office Supervisors
- Operations Managers
- Recycling Coordinators
- Sanitation Directors
Meet Your Instructor
More information coming soon!
“Great information, brought attention to the importance of posture.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] Proper techniques for lifting, identifying risks, and stretching techniques.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] How to set up my workstation properly to prevent injuries.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works was approved for the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRP): 3 Classroom Recertification Credits
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
- A microphone is required.
Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” saying, “Click here to finish the registration process,” to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder. The course shell will not open until a week before the start date of class. You will receive an email from Claudine Oleskin with directions and more details for the class.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $100 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.