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A practical introduction to office ergonomics within Ontario, focusing on problems and injuries related to the use of computers and other office equipment.

Office Ergonomics in Ontario
Language: English

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Course Details

Course Description

CCOHS’ Office Ergonomics in Ontario e-learning course provides a practical introduction to Office Ergonomics. The course deals specifically with problems and injuries related to the use of computers and other office equipment.

Developed by CCOHS in collaboration with WSPS, this course also features case studies, review quizzes, "Ask a Question", and access to resources from CCOHS and WSPS. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

The goal of the course is to provide you with the knowledge to help find solutions to ergonomic issues in your workplace.

Topics include:

  • Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD)
  • Ergonomic Risks
  • Stages of WMSD
  • Applying ergonomics to components of the Office Environment
  • The Workstation and the Worker
  • Exercises
  • References, quizzes and an exam to test participants’ knowledge

Upon completion of this course you will be able to :

  • Recognize the early signs of discomfort that can arise while working with office equipment
  • Learn the factors responsible for such discomfort
  • Participate in assessing, controlling and preventing Ergonomic problems and injuries

Average time to complete this course is 40 - 60 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Ontario workers and supervisors, whether experienced or new to modern office work
  • Health and Safety Professionals
  • Human Resource Experts


Prior technical knowledge of health and safety is not a requirement. However, familiarity with workplace processes and practices is helpful.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course lets you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience.


Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

WSPS Partnership

CCOHS and the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) have partnered to develop online e-courses specific to Ontario workplaces. WSPS offers other training, products and related services. For more information, visit

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.

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