Ergonomic

Unit iV Ergonomic

Order Description

Unit Assignments
Unit IV Project
Perform a critical review of the following NIOSH Publication:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). Ergonomic guidelines for manual material handling (DHHS [NIOSH] Publication No. 2007-131). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-131/pdfs/2007-131.pdf
Engineering and administrative improvements
? Proactive action plan
? The three improvement options mentioned in the publication
However, you may also discuss any other topics you find interesting in publication.
The project must include, at minimum, the following components:
1. Introduction
2. Engineering and Administrative Improvements
3. Proactive Action Plan
4. Improvement Options
5. Summary of your own opinions and comments on what you learned from the publication.
Instructions
Your answer to this assignment must be three to five pages, double spaced, and 12 point font (separate title page and reference page are not included in the page length). CSU requires that students use APA style for papers and projects. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. A document titled “APA Guide” is available for you to download in the Learning Resources area of the myCSU Student Portal. It may also be accessed from the Student Resources link on the Course Menu of Blackboard.
For comprehensive information on APA formatting, you are encouraged to visit the Learning Resources tab in the myCSU Student Portal. You may also contact the Success Center for additional assistance by phone at 1.877.875.0533 or by e-mail at [email protected]

BOS 3701, Industrial Ergonomics 1
Course Description
Review of the principles and practices of ergonomics as it applies to the industrial environment. Demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good workplace design.
Course Textbook
Bush, P. M. (2012). Ergonomics: Foundational principles, applications, and technologies. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Specify and design ergonomically appropriate industrial workstations for the industrial and office work environment.
2. Identify information-centered human factors relating to visual, illumination, controls, displays, and symbols.
3. Compare, contrast, and assess human body-centered ergonomic designs for posture, material handling, repetitive motion factors, heat stress, noise, and vibration.
4. Examine and evaluate organizational or management-centered ergonomic factors for training, skills, and cognitive task analysis.
5. Define the ergonomic factors intrinsic in evaluating accidents, human errors, and safety related incidents.
6. Illustrate and assess the ergonomic factors in computer work station design.
7. Discuss and identify key components of cost-benefit analysis in human factors and ergonomic design.
8. Summarize key components in conducting a human factors or ergonomics related investigation.
Credits
Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.
Course Structure
1. Unit Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit..
2. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material.
3. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook or a publication from the NIOSH. Suggested Readings are provided in the unit study guides to aid students in their course of study.
4. Learning Activities (Non-Graded): These non-graded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their course of study.
5. Key Terms: Key Terms are intended to guide students in their course of study. Students should pay particular attention to Key Terms as they represent important concepts within the unit material and reading.
6. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are a part of all CSU term courses. Information and specifications regarding these assignments are provided in the Academic Policies listed in the Course Menu bar.
7. Unit Assessments: This course contains six Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of Units I-III and V-VII. Assessments are composed of multiple-choice questions and written response questions.
8. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units IV and VIII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with the Unit IV and VIII Assignments. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.
BOS 3701, Industrial Ergonomics
Course Syllabus
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Unit Assignments
Unit IV Project
Perform a critical review of the following NIOSH Publication:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). Ergonomic guidelines for manual material handling (DHHS [NIOSH] Publication No. 2007-131). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-131/pdfs/2007-131.pdf
Click here to access a PDF of the NIOSH Publication No. 2007-131.
You must specifically summarize and analyze the following information in the indicated NIOSH publication:
? Engineering and administrative improvements
? Proactive action plan
? The three improvement options mentioned in the publication
However, you may also discuss any other topics you find interesting in publication.
The project must include, at minimum, the following components:
1. Introduction
2. Engineering and Administrative Improvements
3. Proactive Action Plan
4. Improvement Options
5. Summary of your own opinions and comments on what you learned from the publication.
Instructions
Your answer to this assignment must be three to five pages, double spaced, and 12 point font (separate title page and reference page are not included in the page length). CSU requires that students use APA style for papers and projects. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. A document titled “APA Guide” is available for you to download in the Learning Resources area of the myCSU Student Portal. It may also be accessed from the Student Resources link on the Course Menu of Blackboard.
For comprehensive information on APA formatting, you are encouraged to visit the Learning Resources tab in the myCSU Student Portal. You may also contact the Success Center for additional assistance by phone at 1.877.875.0533 or by e-mail at [email protected]
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Unit VIII Case Study
Select one of the three NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Reports listed below, and perform a critical analysis of the report.
Option 1. Health Hazard Evaluation Report, HETA 2010-0114-3168. (2012). Ergonomic Evaluation of Surfacing and Finishing Tasks during Eyeglass Manufacturing – Minnesota.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2010-0114-3168.pdf
Option 2. Health Hazard Evaluation Report, HETA 2010-0008-3148. (2011). Ergonomic and Safety Climate Evaluation at a Brewery – Colorado.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2010-0008-3148.pdf
Option 3. Health hazard evaluation report, HETA 2007-0098-3061. (2008). Ergonomic Evaluation of Frank Hangers at a Turkey Processing Plant – California.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2007-0098-3061.pdf
Your case study review must include the following headings per APA guidelines:
1. Introduction –Provide a description of the selected case. Describe the issues of the case, and state the purpose for the paper.
2. Methods – State the evaluation criteria used in the NIOSH HHE Report.
3. Results – Present the findings from the Health hazard evaluation.
4. Recommendations – Describe the recommendations for improvements.
5. Discussion – Review relevant literature on the subject. Does research support the recommendations of the case? In addition, are there any other issues of concern?
6. Conclusion – Present your comments on the case. What did you learn in this review? What more would you like to have seen discussed in the report? In general, your own opinions should only be included in this section.
Instructions:
Your answer to this assignment must be four to six pages, double spaced, and 12 point font (separate title page and reference page are not included in the page length). The assignment requires that you use your textbook and at least two other references and readings which pertain to the topic in question. CSU requires that students use APA style for papers and projects. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. A document titled “APA Guide” is available for you to download in the Learning Resources area of the myCSU Student Portal. It may also be accessed from the Student Resources link on the Course Menu of Blackboard.
For comprehensive information on APA formatting and research databases, you are encouraged to visit the Learning Resources tab in the myCSU Student Portal. The Success Center provides APA and writing assistance, and the CSU Librarians can provide research support.
APA Guidelines
CSU requires that students use the APA style for papers and projects. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. A document titled “APA Guide” is available for you to download from the APA Guide link, found in the Learning Resources area of the myCSU Student Portal. It may also be accessed from the Student Resources link on the Course Menu. This document includes examples and sample papers and provides links to The CSU Success Center and the CSU Online Library staff.
Blackboard Grading Rubrics
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You are encouraged to view the assignment rubric before submitting your work. This will allow you to review the evaluation criteria as you prepare your assignments. You may access the rubric in “My Grades” through the “Tools” button
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Student Break Room
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Grading
Discussion Boards (8 @ 2%) = 16%
Unit Assessments (6 @ 8%) = 48%
Unit IV Project = 12%
Unit VIII Case Study = 24%
Total = 100%
Course Schedule/Checklist (PLEASE PRINT)
The following pages contain a printable Course Schedule to assist you through this course. By following this schedule, you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted.
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BOS 3701, Industrial Ergonomics Course Schedule
By following this schedule, you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted. Please keep this schedule for reference as you progress through your course.
Unit I Foundational Ergonomics and Systems of the Human Body Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? Chapter 1: Foundational Ergonomics
? Chapter 2: Systems of The Human Body
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Assessment by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit II Senses of the Human Body and Measurement of Environmental Factors Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? Chapter 3: Senses of the Human Body and Measurement of Environmental Factors
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time)
? Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Assessment by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit III Muscular Work, Nervous Control of Movements, and Anthropometry Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? Chapter 4: Muscular Work and Nervous Control of Movements
? Chapter 5: Anthropometry
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time)
? Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Assessment by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
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BOS 3701, Industrial Ergonomics Course Schedule
Unit IV Project Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? NIOSH Publication No. 2007-191: See Study Guide
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time)
? Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Project by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit V Workplace and Hand Tool Design and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? Chapter 6: Design of Workplaces and Hand Tools
? Chapter 7: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time)
? Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Assessment by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit VI Heavy Work and Evaluating Physical Workloads and Lifting Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? Chapter 8 : Heavy Work and Evaluating Physical Workloads and Lifting
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time)
? Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Assessment by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
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BOS 3701, Industrial Ergonomics Course Schedule
Unit VII Information Ergonomics, Controls, Displays, Warning Labels, Instructions, and Product Liability Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? Chapter 9: Information Ergonomics, Controls, and Displays
? Chapter 10: Warning Labels, Instructions, and Product Liability
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time)
? Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Assessment by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit VIII Case Study Review:
? Unit Study Guide
? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read:
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide Discuss:
? Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, Midnight (Central Time)
? Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time) Submit:
? Case Study by Tuesday, Midnight (Central Time)
Notes/Goals: