Certified Behavioral Based Ergonomics Specialist (CBES® )

Credentialing Course Curriculum

CBES® Curriculum

Ergonomics Certification Program

Section 1

Introduction to Ergonomics and Occupational Wellnes

Section 2

Clinical Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Section 3

Risk Analysis and Ergonomic Assessment of Office Workstations

Section 4

Field Ergonomics Part 1: Repetitive Motion, Posture, Vibration, Contact Stress, and Environment

Section 5

Field Ergonomics Part 2: Interventions Addressing Force Demands During Lifting, Carrying, Pushing and Pulling

Section 6

Fit For Duty: Matching Employees to Essential Functions of a Job

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the CBES course, students will thoroughly understand:

  1. The definition and science of ergonomics and its role in injury prevention and wellness.
  2. Types of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and illnesses related to poor ergonomics and lifestyles.
  3. Common pitfalls of reactive medicine and best medical management techniques for common MSDs.
  4. Work-related (ergonomic) and lifestyle-related causes of MSDs and illness.
  5. Effects of aging on human performance and work capacities.
  6. How to perform effective office ergonomic assessments.
  7. How to perform effective field ergonomic assessments and apply the NIOSH Lift equation.
  8. The role of ergonomic physical demands validations in job matching (fitness for duty) tests as a key component of validating essential job functions in compliance with EEOC / ADA.
  9. How to apply and integrate ergonomics with behavioral-based and wellness concepts.
  10. How to resolve ergonomic problems with no-cost and low costs interventions.

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Physical Therapy

Certified specialists are qualified to:

  • Perform effective field and office ergonomic assessments.
  • Integrate ergonomics with behavior-based wellness concepts.
  • Resolve ergonomic problems with cost-effective intervention.