VDT Ergonomic Evaluator - Part 2


Join Juan Cajandig, PRISM Senior Risk Control Specialist, CSP, CFPS, MAS, ARM for this second of a two-part webcast on VDT Ergonomic Evaluator Training. Sign up for Part 1!

Purpose of the course:

To train qualified competent Visual Display Terminal (VDT) ergonomic evaluators who can return to their organization and prevent Workers’ Compensation losses due to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs).

Course description:

The course consists of:

  • 2 Zoom guided discussions; 2 hours each
  • End-of-course exam

The maximum class size is 10 students. It is critical that students who register intend to complete both training sessions and take the exam. 

Who can attend?

  • Highly motivated and determined individuals who want to become VDT Ergonomic Evaluators. 

Pre-Course Requirement:

Students download the “Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users” book from the link below. Read and study it; bring it to class.

Training and examination:

  • Students receive academic instruction and conduct 14 practice VDT workstation ergonomic evaluations (from photos) in class. They must identify the workstation ergonomic hazards and describe in writing the corrective actions required to eliminate the hazards.
  • After completing the two Zoom training sessions, Risk Control will send the exam to the student’s supervisor who will proctor the exam. The exam takes 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete.
  • The exam has 5 VDT workstation photos. Students must identify the workstation ergonomic hazards and describe in writing the corrective actions required to eliminate the hazards. Students record their short essay answers on paper or in a White Book. The supervisor returns the exam and the exam answers to Risk Control for correction.
  • Students who pass the exam with a score of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion.

Guided discussion learning objectives:

  • Explain how analyze VDT job tasks.
  • Explain Workstation “Handiness”.
  • Explain how to organize the workspace.
  • Explain Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and the risk factors that cause them.
  • Explain Action Goals and how to evaluate a workstation.
  • Explain proper chair adjustment:
    • Seat pan height
    • Seat pan depth
    • Height of chair back
    • Tilt of chair back
  • Height and use of arm rests
  • Explain proper monitor adjustment (for viewing):
    • Monitor directly in front of employee
    • Monitor distance
    • Monitor height
    • Reducing monitor glare
  • Discuss laptop ergonomic devices that reduce MSDS risk factors.
  • Explain how to use document holders.
  • Explain the use of telephone headsets.
  • Discuss other ways to reduce MSDS risk factors.

Need More Info or Help?
We hope you can join us, feel free to contact Doug McGill for more details.

Phone: 916-850-7300

Sorry this event is full

Event Type

Risk Control Training Seminar

Meeting Date

  • Thursday, December 16, 2021
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webinar Information

Webinar Link

Webinar Location:
Zoom Video Conference