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Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Ergonomics Program
March 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

WEB-048: Vivarium jobs are typically physically demanding and highly repetitive, leading to discomfort and work-related injuries. Many vivariums seek ways to reduce these hazards but often find their efforts unsuccessful. This webinar is designed to give participants the basic knowledge needed to begin to implement an effective and sustainable ergonomic improvement program. Using examples of common vivarium job tasks, the webinar will review the risk factors for musculoskeletal injury in vivarium workers and the steps to launch a successful program. Making changes in a fast-paced vivarium environment is often difficult especially when staff have done the job the same way for a long time. This webinar will introduce a participatory ergonomic approach to engage the staff in overcoming this challenge.


  1. Describe the risk factors for musculoskeletal injury and discomfort in the vivarium environment.
  2. Identify the advantages of a participatory ergonomics program.
  3. Describe the key elements of and the steps for launching a successful vivarium ergonomics improvement program.

Audience: Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, vivarium management, supervisors, lead technicians, trainers, and occupational health and safety personnel.

The fee is per connection; one connection can be used for site or group training. If multiple connections are needed, please place order per connection. Discounts are available by using the Store Order Form PDF when you purchase 5 or more connections. The 1.5 hour time frame will allow for plenty of time to submit your questions, thus giving you a more personalized training experience. Time and date not convenient for you? Share the presentation recording afterward with your staff. AALAS will provide the link to view the webinar recording to all registrants several days after the webinar concludes. Within 1 to 3 business days after ordering the webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to register and view the webinar on the GoToWebinar website.

AALAS CEUs: You can apply for up to 1.5 CEUs for the Technician Certification Registry or CMAR recertification. Please use the forms on the AALAS website or online CEU submission.

RACE CEs: This program 37-35887 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credit (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter category of Non-Medical. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.

Following the webinar, certificate templates will be sent to the individual who registered on behalf of their institution.

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Presenter: Terry Snyder

Terry Snyder received degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering form Case Western Reserve University in 1977. During eleven years at Hewlett Packard Medical Division, Ms. Snyder worked in R&D, marketing, and manufacturing where she focused on human factors...

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