familiar with commonly used MSD risk assessment methods and when to use various methods
able to carry out in-depth assessments of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors using the second module, RAMP II
able to develop risk reducing solutions and action plans (using RAMP Results and Action modules)
familiar with how to present results from risk assessments for different stakeholders within an organization
This course targets learners that want to manage and improve the work environment with regard to preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by manual work.
In this course, you will get hands-on training of how to perform systematic risk management from identification and assessment of risks, to development of solutions and action plans, with the use of the RAMP-tool.
RAMP is a newly launched tool for assessment and handling of MSD risks in manual handling jobs, and stands for Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively. The RAMP tool is unique in its high usability, developed and evaluated scientifically, in close collaboration between industry and researchers from KTH.
This is the second of three courses included in the only Professional Certificate program where you become proficient in how to use the RAMP tool for systematic risk management of MSDs in manual handling jobs. The Program comprises of three courses that each will take 15-25 hours of work to complete. On successful completion of the whole program, youwill earn a Professional Certificate as proof of your proficiency in using RAMP.
Users need access to Microsoft Excel 2010 or later versions, in order to download and use the RAMP-tool.
Successful completion of the first course in the Professional Certificate program, Assessment of work related injury risks using RAMP I, is recommended but not required. A basic understanding of the RAMP tool and the risk management process, as well as basic knowledge of musculoskeletal disorders (course I) is needed to be successful. The course targets learners in various professional roles, with and without higher education, or with and without prior expertise in ergonomics.