SHSM Certification: Ergonomics (with Safe Lifting)2022-09-20T11:53:50-04:00

Ergonomics (with Safe Lifting) Certification

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Step 1: Resources

Please review each of these resources thoroughly to prepare for the quiz at the end of this page.

Step 2: Questions

As you watch the video note all the ways to ensure proper ergonomics mentioned.

After you watch the video note your own posture.

Is your laptop at eye level?

Is your back properly supported?

Note the proper technique for safe lifting.

Where do you tend to make mistakes when lifting?

Watch the Video!

Adjust the volume or pause the video to meet your needs.

Step 3: Exercise

This puzzle contains significant hints for the final quiz!

1. Your feet should be flat on the ground for good e..........
2. Work stations should be a......... because bodies are generally not the same.
3. When lifting you should have a w... stance and lift with your legs.

Step 4: Summary

  • The art of fitting the workstation and tools to the individual. This is important because there is not an average body. Ergonomics prevent injuries, increase efficiency, and productivity. For prevention, the best defense is stretching and regular breaks.
  • Know or test the object weight
  • Use ergonomic lift assists when possible
  • Plan the lift and clear your path
  • Get help for heavy or awkward loads
  • Use a wide stance for balance
  • Use your legs to lift
  • Pivot your feet to avoid twisting
  • Don’t hold your breath
  • Don’t bend or twist at the waist
  • Don’t use a partial grip (1-2 fingers)
  • Don’t obstruct your vision when carrying
  • Don’t jerk or lift quickly
  • Don’t pinch you fingers or toes
  • Don’t pull a load if you can push it
  • Don’t forget to wear proper personal protective equipment

Step 5: Complete the following quiz and your certificate will be sent to your teacher once your submission has been reviewed. Good luck!

Complete Quiz

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Monthly gift card giveaway?2022-07-27T10:59:09-04:00

That’s right!  For every SHSM Certification earned through Flashpoint, you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card for anywhere you choose!

How do I earn my Red Seal?2022-07-27T10:38:43-04:00

Each SHSM consists of five required components:

  1. Bundle of credits
    A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
  2. Certification and training experiences
    Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities
    Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach ahead experiences
    Learning experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  5. Sector-partnered experiences
    Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

For more information, check out the Ministry of Education’s website.

Are there scholarships for SHSM students?2022-07-27T10:38:51-04:00

You bet there is!  Many Ontario colleges and universities offer scholarships for students with a SHSM Red Seal on their diploma.

Check the school’s Award section or Google “SHSM Scholarships” to find out which schools offer them.

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