Title TRAINING AND PERSONAL ABILITIES TO GUIDE PARTICIPATORY ERGONOMICS PROGRAMMES
Project Number 518506-LLP-1-2011-1-ES-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Project Information: Online course about Participatory Ergonomics
Title Project Information: Online course about Participatory Ergonomics
Product Type material for open learning
The main objective of the proposal is the development of the contents and the application of a formative tool to assure to European Occupational Health & Safety professionals a worthy education and training along their professional career regarding to ergonomics, Participatory Ergonomics (PE) and personal abilities and skills, as well as develop the necessary actions to enhance it.
PE-ABLE will develop new ICT based contents of participatory ergonomics and personal abilities focused on European OHS professionals in order to provide this group with the adequate training, education and capabilities to conduct PE programmes at companies, reducing the problem of the work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). An effective use of ICT in a training course will contribute to a quality education. Therefore, the project has among its aims, the objective to adapt all the formative contents defined into an e-learning platform, according to VET curriculum and the contents/materials defined.
The product that will be delivered in this project ia an e-learning tool about Participatory Ergonomics and Personal Abilities. This tool will be available on-line and in 4 European languages (English, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese).
As a result of the innovative contents included in the tool, OHS professionals will learn the more advanced techniques and methodologies to the application of personal skills to the development of PE programmes.
The online platform will be a free, open-source PHP web application for producing modular internet-based courses that support modern social constructionist pedagogy (MOODLE). This e-learning platform will be used for the prototype of the course and for the conduction of the pilot course. For the pilot course, the prototype will be hosted at IBV virtual campus and all the partners will have free granted access to the course. The use of a free open-source platform will facilitate the exploitation of the course beyond the project by any of the partners of the consortium.
All training contents, e-learning platform, pilot course and the course in general will be developed in English, but later, they will be translated to each one idiom existing in the PE-ABLE consortium. All the material developed in this project will be available in English, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese.
Target group European Occupational Health & Safety Professionals
The final result will be the PE-ABLE Online Course, addressed to obtain a right management of EGs at all type of companies. It
will be available in English, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese.
The results of the project, besides their focus in OHS professionals, will be applicable to all type of companies (LE's and SME's) since the presence of MSDs are common between their employees.
Area of application Working centres