Level of instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory personnel and other health care personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Tanya Barrett, MT(ASCP) is the Laboratory Information System and Point-of-Care Coordinator for St. Francis Medical Center and St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana and a faculty member for the Medical Center's School of Medical Technology
. She also serves as the laboratory's Safety Officer and has over 40 hours of training in Occupational Safety.
Reviewer information: Paula Crawford, CLS(NCA), MT(ASCP) is a blood bank technologist at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. She is also a faculty member at St. Francis Medical Center's School of Medical Technology.
Course description: This course explores general ergonomic issues that may be a concern for any worker and specific ergonomic issues that are specifically related to the laboratory work environment. The course also discusses actions that can be taken to prevent musculoskeletal disorders that are job related.