The ABC's of Laboratory Ergonomics

Our online course offers you the most comprehensive training on laboratory ergonomics in the industry. Scientists rate it excellent and well worth their time!

  • Designed by a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist and Physical Therapist who has evaluated hundreds of laboratory scientists.

  • Focuses on common lab tasks and associated ergonomic risk factors to avoid musculoskeletal injury.

  • Offers quick-fix strategies to improve the set up of the lab counter, biosafety hood, and how to maximize the use of the laboratory stool.

Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course portal

    2. How to finish the this course for your Certificate of Completion

    1. The ABC's of Laboratory Ergonomics- Introduction

    2. Lesson 1: What is Ergonomics?

    3. Lesson 2: Common Lab Tasks and Ergonomic Risk Factors

    4. Lesson 3: The Meaning of Signs and Symptoms

    5. Lesson 4: Lab Counter, Stools, and Bio-Safety Hood Ergonomics

    6. Lesson 5: Safe Work Practices in the Lab

    7. Lesson 6: Your Responsibilities in Injury Prevention and Ergonomics

    8. The ABC's of Laboratory Ergonomics Quiz

    1. Play the Game! Help set up Jessie with a comfortable ergonomic workstation and safe work habits (allow up to one minute for game download)

    1. The ABC's of Laboratory Ergonomics infographic

    2. Laboratory Do's and Don'ts

    3. Laboratory Ergonomics Product Guide

    4. 10 Successful Ergonomic Strategies for Supervisors and Manager

    5. Stretch-Time Brochure for Stretching and Self-Care

    6. 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Workstation: Your "Road Map"

    7. Request an Ergonomic Evaluation (for the Laboratory)

    1. How did you like this course? Take our quick satisfaction survey to let us know

    1. Ergonomics in the Biosciences

About this course

  • $97.00
  • 20 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Bonus material

In addition to the course curriculum, you'll receive several helpful bonus job aids.

  • Laboratory Do's and Don'ts

    Our Laboratory Do's and Don'ts list of safe work practices will help guide you in developing better work practices. Do the do's and stop the don'ts. Review this checklist daily for safer work practices.

  • Laboratory Product Resource Guide

    An exceptional list of hard-to- find laboratory ergonomic products is at your fingertips. Search this sourced list of commonly sought after ergonomic products used most often in a laboratory environment.

  • Stretch-Time Self-Care Brochure

    Working in the laboratory for hours on end is taxing to your body and mind. Use our helpful self-care and stretching guide written by a nationally known Physical Therapist, Ergonomist. The strategies and tips for self-care are priceless!

What is Your Health Worth?

Our laboratory ergonomics course will change your work life. End the cycle of discomfort in the laboratory. Take control of your workstation setup and poor work habits by learning the secrets to good laboratory ergonomics.

Don't Stop at the ABC's of Laboratory Ergonomics!

Build on your skills with pipette ergonomics and microscope ergonomics.

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    Foundations in Laboratory and Pipette Ergonomics

    Foundations in laboratory and pipette ergonomics is a comprehensive online virtual seminar on the basics of laboratory ergonomics, ergonomic risk factors, workstation setup and more. Pipette ergonomics focuses on pipette use and risk mitigation.
    Stop the discomfort!
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    Laboratory Ergonomics Masterclass

    This course bundle includes three critical training sessions to assure proper ergonomics in the laboratory. Start with The ABC's of Laboratory Ergonomics, then watch Pipette Ergonomics and finish with Microscope Ergonomics, as it applies to you.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Course

  • How often can I take this training?

    You can return to this training over and over during the course of one year or twelve months from the time you register. The training is self-paced for your comfort. Take it all at once or come back to it as you are able. The entire course is about 45-minutes long.

  • What if I have a question for the instructor?

    There are several ways for you to ask the instructor a question during this course. Even though it is self-paced, you can ask a question in the discussion section of each lesson or on the Community Chat board, once you register. The instructor is happy to receive your feedback, call or email questions and comments.

  • Can I get CEUs for this course?

    We are working with ASCLS P.A.C.E. to credential our laboratory ergonomics courses. We hope to become accredited soon. Your satisfaction and your feedback is important in this process. So, let us know what you think about our courses.

Meet Alison Heller-Ono MSPT, CPE

Alison Heller-Ono is an industry leader in the ergonomics marketplace. From ergonomics process design and management, to injury prevention, workers' compensation and disability management, to home office set up. Alison's background in biology has contributed to her love of the laboratory sciences. For over 27 years, Alison has been serving the BioPharma industry with trusted advice and consultation.

President and CEO Alison Heller-Ono

Alison Heller-Ono is a pioneer in the field of consulting ergonomics having started Worksite International, Inc. in 1993. Alison brings a unique perspective and approach to workplace ergonomics as a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist, Physical Therapist and Disability Analyst. You can read more about Alison at