Principles of Ergonomics Class Offered on March 13th-15th

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering Principles of Ergonomics on March 13-15, 2023, as a VILT via ZOOM class.

This 3-day class uses ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders.

Topics include work physiology, anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, use of video display terminals and risk factors such as vibration, temperature, material handling, repetition and lifting and transfers in health care. Course emphasis is on industrial case studies covering analysis and design of workstations and equipment, practice sessions in manual lifting and coverage of current OSHA compliance policies.

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Days: 3
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.25
REGISTER ONLINE | Class size is limited!


Principles of Ergonomics is taught by Jo Ann Hurtado, who is a proven EH&S leader and training professional with 25 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing performance based EH&S programs and regulatory training systems in both corporate and academic environments. She teaches both Fed and Cal OSHA general industry and construction industry courses and developed the curriculum for our Industrial Hygiene Guidelines (OSHA 521) and Principles of Ergonomics (OSHA 2255) courses.

JoAnn holds a BA in Environmental Management from UCSD as well as several certifications, including Certified Environmental Trainer (CET), Master Trainer, Certified Training Director and Certified Project Management Professional (cPMP). Jo Ann brings an energy and enthusiasm to training trainers in our OSHA Outreach trainer programs (OSHA 500 and 501) that helps outreach trainers develop and deliver 10- and 30-Hr. training that is both effective and engaging. Jo Ann joined the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at CLPCCD in 2013.