Ergonomics for the Maritime Industry

In a maritime environment, personal injuries can occur in a split-second, or are the result of repetitive tasks that are improperly performed. Ergonomics is the study of efficiency between workers and their environment, and how to make them interact safely. It applies to all types of work, from jobs on the deck to jobs at a desk. In this video, you'll learn how your environment - both ashore and at sea - affects your risk of injury. A mindful approach to your work paired with correct ergonomic technique minimizes the risk of both short and long term injury.


  • Learn how to identify, avoid, and mitigate workplace injuries
  • Understand how proper ergonomic positioning and using specialized tools reduces strain on your body
  • Review the role of Personal Protective Equipment, like gloves and knee pads, in preventing bodily damage
  • See how to identify and treat workplace injuries like sprains and strains
Available on:On Demand
Length: 12
Audio: EN
Subtitles: EN, CH, SP
Item no: DVD0-96
Categories: Medical Procedures & Galley Safety
STCW: Personal Safety (A-VI/1-4)

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