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New Exposure Assessment Methods in Ergonomics

New Exposure Assessment Methods in Ergonomics

Overview: The UC Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program, the UC Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the Bay Area HFES Chapter and the San Francisco ASSE present a 2-day course on the latest updates, techniques and tools to assess physical exposures in the workplace. This course includes seminars and hands-on workshops for participants to learn new technologies and approaches to measuring physical exposure and assessing risk for musculoskeletal disorders. 

Target Audience: This educational activity is intended for ergonomists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, occupational health nurses, industrial hygienists, industrial engineers and others involved in ergonomic assessments. Because of the workshops, enrollment is limited – register early.

Topics: This 2-day course will review the new 2017 Revised Strain Index (including the new Composite Strain Index (COSI) & Cumulative Strain Index (CUSI) approach to calculating task and job level exposures), the ACGIH TLV for HAL equation approach, the maximal acceptable exertion approach to fatigue, the new cumulative lifting index. These are task assessment tools to calculating maximal acceptable push/pull/lift/hold forces, practical approaches to estimating force, and advanced techniques to applying software and simulation into your practice.

 Objectives: An attendee completing this course should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the following exposure and risk assessment tools: Strain Index, Fatigue Predicting tools (MAE, ACGIH UE Fatigue TLV, NIOSH Lifting Equation).
  • Select appropriate measurement tools for ergonomic assessment
  • Interpret and apply up-to-date assessment techniques

Course Faculty: Carisa Harris Adamson, PhD, CPE, PT

Jim Potvin, PhD CCPE,

Jay Kapellusch, PhD

Joel Cort, PhD

Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CPE

Mellissa Afterman, MS-HFE CPE

Ira Janowitz, MPS, CPE

Alan Barr, MS


Industrial Hygienists

ABIH® Diplomates can claim CM credit for this event. See for more information.


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. COEH designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Occupational Therapists

A certificate of completion for 13.75 contact hours will be provided upon completion of this course.

Certified Professional Ergonomists

CPE’s may report 8 CPE points to the Board of Certified Ergonomists upon completion of this course.

Registered Environmental Health Specialists

13.75 contact hours, REHS per session. COEH is an REHS Continuing Education Accrediting Agency approved by the California Department of Public Health.

Certified Safety Professionals

1.3 Continuance of Certification points by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Registered Nurses

COEH Continuing Education is a California Board of Registered Nursing approved provider BRN # 12983. This course provides 13.75 contact hours.

Dates:July 10-11, 2017    Check for other dates
Meets:M & Tu : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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