• Length:
    12 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

Users need access to Microsoft Excel 2010 or later versions, in order to download and use the RAMP-tool.

Successful completion of the first two courses in the Professional Certificate program, Assessment of work related injury risks using RAMP I and Risk Management of work related injuries using RAMP II, are recommended but not required. Understanding of, as well as basic skills in using the RAMP tool and, the risk management process,  (course I and II) 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.

About this course

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This course targets learners that want to improve their skills and become proficient in managing and developing the work environment with regard to preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by manual work.

In this course, you will sharpen your skills to perform the whole risk management process systematically with the use of the RAMP-tool. You will receive feedback on your assessment related to authentic cases including the identification and assessment of risks, and the development of solutions and action plans.

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 third and final course 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, you will receive a Professional Certificate as proof of your proficiency in using RAMP.

What you'll learn

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After completion of this course, you will be skilled in using all four modules in the RAMP tool for MSD risk management, including:
  • collecting relevant and comprehensive information of the work tasks
  • identification of risks
  • assessments of risks
  • develop risk reducing solutions and action plans
  • communicating the results to various stakeholders

Meet your instructors

Linda Rose
Associate Professor
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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