Although one could say that management is not responsible for maintaining a safe environment which includes helping people sit, stand, and work in an ergonomically safe manner, I and many others disagree.  That’s why I’ve created this course.

Yes, there might be times when bringing in experts is required – but in the day-to-day of working together everyone – especially supervisors and managers – need to take responsibility and see to it that those things that can be improved get improved.

If you’ve ever taken management training classes, then you may remember the story of Michael Eisner, the former CEO of Disney, walking at Disneyland and bending down to pick up a piece of trash which he then placed in the trash receptacle.  The moral:  Everyone is responsible for keeping Disneyland pristine.

So, everyone – especially you Ms./Mr. Manager are responsible for keeping your environment as safe as possible.

In the section on Ergonomics, I’ve covered the basics that probably pertain to almost everyone in the workplace.  This section does not cover highly specialized needs, which typically require having an expert visit your site.

For the safety section, I’m suggesting having your employees find things that need to be fixed – and wherever possible fixing them – or causing them to be fixed.  Again, I’m not dealing with specialized needs such as highly toxic chemicals or special needs employees, but the average workplace and the sloppiness that can be ameliorated immediately.  My method, which I’ve used many times with many organizations, is a fun and effective method for not only finding and fixing, but for raising awareness that tends to stay in the minds of those who participate.

Learning Objectives

In the Ergonomics section, participants will:

  • Identify the proper way to sit, stand, and work at their computers.
  • Recognize the comfort of positioning of things like phones and lighting
  • Discover that they can lift and move heavy objects without hurting themselves.

In the Safety section, participants will:

  • Discover a fun and active technique for creating a safer workspace
  • Recognize that by having people take an active role, they are more motivated to keep a space safe in the future
  • Identify some of the more common areas that can easily be corrected
  • Explore their own environment (at least in their imagination) and find items that need correcting.
Last updated/reviewed: March 12, 2024

Included In Certifications

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29 CoursesMastering Management Certification

  1. Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, And Discrimination In the Workplace
  2. The Art and Science of Interviewing
  3. Investigating a Complaint of Inappropriate Behavior in The Workplace
  4. Understanding Our Unconscious Biases
  5. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Management’s Role
  6. Management Providing Safety and Better Ergonomics
  7. Maintaining a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  8. Managing Passive People
  9. Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
  10. Resolving Workplace Conflict
  11. Company Culture: Creating and Maintaining the Best
  12. Part I: Cultural and Behavioral Information for Business in an International – Global Environment
  13. Part II: Country Specific, Cultural, and Behavioral Information - Doing Business in a Global Environment
  14. Effective Time Management and Goal Setting/Delegation
  15. Culture: Inside the Company and Outside the Country
  16. Cognitive Styles (Styles of Thinking, Talking, Giving and Receiving Information)
  17. Finding Success with Teams Working Far Apart
  18. Change Management: The People Side
  19. Effective Workplace Negotiation and Persuasion
  20. Ethics and Attitude in the Workplace
  21. Creating Rewards and Recognitions that Get You What You Want to Achieve
  22. Onboarding: From Entry-Level to Senior Executive
  23. Marrying Career Development with Succession Planning
  24. Visibility Enhances Promotability
  25. Delegating Skills for Managers
  26. Assertiveness Skills for Executives, Managers and HR Professionals
  27. How EQ Helps Motivate Your Staff
  28. Effective Meeting Management for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators
  29. Communication: A Two-Way Process
3 Reviews (12 ratings)


Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this presentation, it provided a new insight on correcting small (and large) safety issues that are found in most businesses. You also receive guidance on ergonomics, proper lifting, etc., and who can't use that?

Anonymous Author
This is the first course where I have learned about ergonomics. I liked learning about how to position a landline phone!

Anonymous Author
This is a good review of what we should be doing in the office to promote safety.

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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Management Providing Safety and Better Ergonomics2:22
  Safety Search15:35
  Also Found13:41
  Management Providing Safety and Better Ergonomics Full Video51:36
  Slides: Management Providing Safety and Better ErgonomicsPDF
  Management Providing Safety and Better Ergonomics Glossary/IndexPDF