HSE Half Day Seminar: Office Ergonomics

HSE Half Day Seminar: Office Ergonomics

Jakarta |  September 3, 2009 | Rp. 800.000,-


There are two kinds of hazards in the office; they are Ergonomics hazard and Safety hazard. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) are the most commonly occurring hazards in modern offices. These injuries result from poorly designed workstations, and inadequate job design.

Ergonomics deals with the compatibility between workers and their work. Poor ergonomic conditions exist when the “work” is incompatible with the workers’ bodies and their ability to continue working. Such conditions may cause discomfort, fatigue and pain and, subsequently, injury. When the work area is too cold or too hot, poorly lit, noisy, poorly ventilated, or contains unpleasant odours it results in annoyance, stress, fatigue, eye strain, headache and other conditions. Injuries and illnesses related to poor ergonomic conditions can be prevented by making the workplace and the work organization fit the physical and mental ability of each individual worker.


The specific objectives of this course were to enable you to:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic elements of office ergonomics;
  • Identify tasks that can potentially cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) and other injuries to the muscles and joints;
  • Develop an ergonomics program and set goals for your workplace; and
  • Focus on problem solving through employee and management involvement.


1.  Ergonomics Hazards in the Office Workplace

These topics will give the answer of the following question: What is Ergonomics? What are WMSD? Why Is There So Much Commotion about Ergonomics? What are the Common Symptoms of WMSD? How does Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) Occur? How do WMSD Affect our Body? What to Do if You Notice Symptoms of WMSD? How is WMSD Treated?

2.  Office Ergonomics Program

An office ergonomics program is a systematic approach and a management system to reduce risk from ergonomic hazards. An office ergonomics program includes the certain basic components. The recognition of ergonomic hazards is important to their prevention. This involves identifying conditions and practices where improvements need to be made.

3.  Ergonomics Regulations, Standards, Guidelines and Legislation

There are so many International Standards on Ergonomics could be followed, such as U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Standardization Organization (ISO Standard), ACGIH TLVs Booklet. The purpose of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation such as The Decree of Ministry of Manpower no. 03/1982 regarding Occupational Health Services in the workplace is to protect you, the employee, against hazards on the job.

4.  Ergonomics Survey

The purpose of this survey is to analyze the ergonomic needs of staff based on existing health concerns and ergonomic standards. Beside that, it is important to conduct Health Survey and Ergonomic Checklist together.


Courses are aimed at managers, supervisors, workers, people working from their homes, occupational health nurses, occupational therapists, chiropractors, health and safety representatives and health and safety professionals


Dr. Abdul Baktiansyah, MKK

He has experienced in Occupational Health& Safety and Industrial Hygiene for almost 30 years. He was graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University in 1979 and Master of Science in Occupational Medicine, University of Indonesia in 2004. He started his career as Occupational Health practicioner at PT. Ekspan Kalimantan, he later became Chief Medical Officer and then Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene Coordinator at PT. Medco Energy. His Expertise and experienced give him a very broad perspectives in handling any issues related to Occupational Health&Safety and Industrial Hygiene.


Fee per participant:  Rp. 800.000,-


Seminar Kit, Certificate, Lunch, Refreshments,

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