REAS™ II: Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist™ II - Live Online Training
Workshop Hours: 12:30-4:00 Eastern Time

***NOTE*** This day of instruction is part one of a two-part certification program. Part two consists of a self-paced, three-hour online practicum that includes a multiple choice exam along with two practice assessments that must be submitted for review.

In addition, there is also one hour of pre-recorded literature review that is required viewing. Access to literature review is granted immediately upon registration.

This is an intermediate level course and assumes you have taken REAS, CEAS I & II or have an equivalent understanding of performing remote and in-person ergonomics assessments.

Learn to perform industrial ergonomics assessments remotely from the comfort of your home!

In this course you will learn a delivery process that applies practical ergonomics assessment tools to meet the industry standards of OSHA - The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration - in a field ergonomics capacity. All while serving safely, effectively, efficiently, and remotely.

You will learn a new way of working in field ergonomics. By leveraging the ‘tribal knowledge’ existing from within 1) onsite data gathering personnel, combined with 2) remote offsite data processing ergonomist expertise - a new far-reaching, multi-site opportunity presents itself.

Rather than physically traveling from site-to-site, exposing oneself to myriad safety risk exposures inherent in diverse workplaces, the Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist II can spread their influence to more locations - more safely, efficiently and effectively - than ever before. This protective step further benefits the corporate or industrial client’s risk exposure by limiting unnecessary contractor presence onsite at their facilities.

The goal of the Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist II course is to skillfully apply real time ergonomics expertise to 1) advance onsite leadership capabilities, 2) leverage onsite frontline knowledge, and 3) engage the onsite workforce in matters that impact them most - to the broadest beneficiaries with the least risk exposure.

Why REAS II is Needed

  • As industrial workplaces carefully return to normal operations following Covid-19 lockdowns and beyond, many are doing so with a workforce that has been held dormant during the hiatus. This favors de-conditioning.
  • Every ergonomics exposure pre-lockdown takes on a new level of importance, due to their heightened impact with a de-conditioned workforce. Existing policy and procedure calls for renewed scrutiny given this new reality. 
  • Safety Professionals, Healthcare Practitioners and Human Resource Specialists can confront this new landscape with processes bringing the best practices of the past into this new era of exposure – and opportunity.  

What REAS II Does

  • Participatory Ergonomics is discussed in this course, as it is intended to help employer organizations adopt and implement sustainable health and safety processes in a dispersive workforce age. Coaching is its cornerstone.
  • Behavior-Based Safety is also explored, since it is a way to advance leadership capabilities, leverage frontline knowledge, and engage the workforce in matters that most concern them – whether onsite or offsite.
  • Both Participatory Ergonomics and Behavior-Based Safety were developed to engage employees in designing integrated solutions that address a wide range of work environment, organization, safety, and health issues. This course applies them in new ways given the new challenges of a post-Covid world.  
  • Both Participatory Ergonomics and Behavior-Based Safety approaches include policies, processes, and practices that integrate 1) protection from work-related safety and health hazards, with 2) promotion of injury and illness–prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. This course introduces how to achieve these ends as an accessible Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist II.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the learned information and be prepared to perform a field ergonomics-grade Remote Ergonomics Assessment using assessment tools covered in REAS, CEAS I and CEAS II including – but not limited to – REBA, RULA, WAC and more.   

  • Explain and apply the Deming Cycle, as it maps onto Malchaire and Piette’s ‘Co-ordinated strategy of prevention and control of the biomechanical factors associated with the risk of musculoskeletal disorders’ – as described in the 2002 publication of International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 
  • Understand and apply the ‘Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling’ booklet - developed and prepared for publication by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, Research and Education Unit, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, California Department of Industrial Relations  (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/mmh.pdf ) - uniquely to field ergonomics clients.

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*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialties/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.

ABOUT ATTENDING THE PRESENTATION:

Once you have completed your registration you will receive a registration confirmation email with information and links to RSVP to the presentation. You MUST RSVP to attend the presentation.

*** NOTE *** Once you have RSVP’d using you will receive an email that will include the link to login to the presentation on the live date as well as the password for entering the presentation.

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be present for all 4 hours (one hour of pre-course literature review and three hours of lecture) of class work which includes course participation and group work, practice and demonstration, for the awarding of CEUs. Those wanting to earn their REAS II Certification must then, after completion of the course, complete the 3-hour REAS II Online Practicum portion consisting of a 50 question exam as well as two sample assessments graded by an instructor for $195.00.

Pricing

Tuition: $295.00

About Certification

At the conclusion of the live workshop attendees will have earned a Certificate of Attendance awarding 4 CEUs.  If you wish to attain REAS II Certification you must complete the three-hour practicum. After successful completion of the practicum attendees will receive their certification designating them as a Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist II (REAS II).

POLICIES

Tuition is refundable less $50.00 if canceled 14 days before the workshop date. Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance, for registrations or cancellations after the 14 days has expired. You may only change workshop dates two times, then tuition will be forfeited.

Who Should Register

PTs, OTs, CHTs, RNs, PT Students, Certified Safety Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Risk Managers, Ergonomists, Human Resources Professionals, PTAs, OTAs, ATs, NPs, OT Students, Industrial Hygienists, Chiropractors, Claims Managers, Safety Committee Members, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of musculoskeletal disorders and increase productivity and job satisfaction..

Physical Therapy Relevance Statement

Legislation such as the Affordable Care Act has added uncertainty to the future of health care business models and payment. Telehealth physical therapy is gaining more attention as providers, patients and payers all seek more effective and efficient ways to deliver care. Telehealth ergonomics will not replace traditional therapy - but it will give flexibility to provide services. Quicker screening, assessment and referral can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery. Using exercise rehabilitation based on virtual space can improve patient outcomes, save medical expenses resulting from spatial displacement - and program according to appropriate time for patients. – American Physical Therapy Association

DAY 1

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

The Pivotal Shift to Remote EHS Tele-Ergo

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Outline New Telework Industrial Ergo

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Bending The Old Curve Using EHS Tele-Ergo

1:00PM - 1:45PM

Apply Industrial Telehealth & Tele-Ergo

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Breaking Old Models Using New Thinking

1:45PM - 2:30PM

Analyze Components of Industrial Tele-Ergo

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Break

2:30PM - 2:45PM

Break

Break

Blending New Thinking with New Standards

2:45PM - 3:30PM

Evaluate Best Practice ‘Live’ Job Coaching

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

The Path Forward in Virtual Connectivity

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Devise New Industrial Tele-Ergo Models

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion