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SFTY 321 : Ergonomics

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
The concepts and physiological aspects of ergonomics will be examined in this course. Material presented covers anthropometric principles in workspace and equipment design, workspace design, human-machine systems, analysis and design of displays and controls, and environmental factors affecting work environment.

The goals of this course are to provide the students with fundamental knowledge about human structure, function, and behavior and to assure the student’s familiarity with the tools and techniques used in human-machine systems research. This course is also intended to enable students to apply the engineering design process to identify, define, and resolve human factors issues and to provide the students with an awareness of the importance of environmental, socio-economic, regulatory and safety standards in the design of human- machine systems to increase human performance, and individual and/or societal well-being.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Define ergonomics.

2. Describe the purpose of ergonomics and apply to home and work environments.

3. Identify personal, job, and environmental ergonomic risk factors.

4. Describe the importance of a proper workstation design.

5. Describe and apply the steps in establishing a workplace ergonomics program.

6. Identify appropriate engineering design processes necessary to eliminate or mitigate the impact of ergonomic risk factors.

7. Identify appropriate administrative controls necessary to mitigate the impact of ergonomic risk factors.8. Describe the history of OSHA’s Ergonomic Proposal 29 CFR 1910.900 (Subpart W) and the status of ergonomics legislation.

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
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