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DAS Work+Health

C3: Ergonomics

Module Description


The field of workplace ergonomics evaluates the characteristics of human beings, their resources and demands in respect of their working tasks, working environment and working organization. The field further aims to evaluate work-associated risk factors and possible health hazards. It fosters healthy workspaces, e.g. through developing and optimizing human-machine interfaces, enhancing the usability of tools and eliminating obstacles in working systems.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply main human physiological and psychological functioning and limitations
  • Analyze work tasks, tools and working environments
  • Assess ergonomic risk factors at work in standard situations
  • Evaluate individual balances of work demands and resources


  • Introduction to work physiology
  • Ergonomic assessment tools and checklists
  • Concepts of hazard, health risk, health resource, stress and strain
  • Practical training in ergonomic risk assessment
  • Introduction to design of work and working environments

Dates and location

02-05 May 2022 in Zurich

Registration Deadline

15 March 2022


CHF 2,720.–