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I SY E 564 Syllabus

Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
COURSE INFORMATION
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Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
I SY E 564 ( 3 credits )
Description
Introduces engineers how to design manufacturing and industrial operations in which people play a significant role, so that human capabilities are maximized, physical stress is minimized, and workload is optimized. Examples and topics emphasize industrial applications. Enroll Info: None
Prerequisite(s)
I SY E/PSYCH 349 or B M E 315, graduate/professional standing, or member of Engineering Guest Students
Honors
HonorsOnly
Graduate Level
Yes
Department: Industrial and Systems Engr
College: Engineering
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GRADING AND COURSE MATERIALS

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Teaches engineers the basic concepts and design tools needed to consider the physiological basis of human work in the design of industrial operations, equipment and products that are healthful and safe.

C001

Understand how to design workspaces for a diverse work population to accommodate the variability of human dimensions.

C002

Learn how to determine when loads and forces encountered in manual tasks exceed human strength limits.

C003

Understand how to prevent fatigue and enhance performance by designing tasks that account for human energy requirements.

C004

Learn how to design work environments that prevent excessive exposure to noise and vibration.

C005

Learn how to design physically demanding work for hot and cold environments.

C006

Learn how to establish work schedules that prevent adverse effects of shift work.

C007

Learn how to design manual material handling tasks that prevent back injuries.

C008

Understand how to analyze workstations and tasks for upper limb disorder risk factors.

C009

Learn how to institute a plant ergonomics program to control musculoskeletal injuries.

C010
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ACADEMIC POLICIES

OTHER IN-PERSON INSTRUCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Practice physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart from others), in both indoor and outdoor spaces, including when entering and exiting building and instructional spaces.

  • Monitor symptoms using the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker daily and, if symptoms exist, stay home and immediately get tested. Free testing is available to the entire campus community including students. Find more information on testing including on-campus testing locations, getting test results and what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

  • Follow specific guidance on classroom seating and furniture use. “Sit Here Signs” will be placed in classrooms to indicated where students should sit, as well as floor decals to indicate where furniture should be placed and remain.

  • Limit the sharing of materials (papers, books, writing utensils, calculators, etc.) with others in class. Any materials brought to class must be taken with you when leaving the classroom.

  • Food and beverages are not allowed in instructional spaces. For students who may need access to food or beverages during class (e.g., medical condition, other accommodation or circumstance) may do so while wearing face coverings. If this will be a reoccurring siutation, students should discuss their on-going need with their instructor.

  • Carefully observe and follow health and safety signs posted inside and outside the classroom.

  • Course start and stop times are not staggered. At their discretion, instructors may start or end class a few minutes off schedule to avoid congestion in the halls.

Additionally, students should:

  • Clean desks and seats before and after class with the provided classroom supplies and wipe off hands with disinfectant wipes. The provided clearning supplies will be safe for skin contact; gloves are not needed. See guidance for cleaning classrooms.

  • Exit the classroom as quickly as possible to allow the next section to transition in safely

  • Be aware of and sensitive to others around you, particularly those who may be struggling or having difficulties.

 

 

HOW TO SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE

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STUDENTS’ RULES, RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

During the global COVID-10 pandemic, we must prioritize our collective health and safety to keep ourselves, our campus, and our community safe. As a university community, we must work together to prevent the spread of the virus and to promote the collective health and welfare of our campus and surrounding community. Rights & Responsibilities

UW-MADISON BADGER PLEDGE

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UW-MADISON FACE COVERING GUIDELINES

UW-Madison face covering guidelines. While on campus all employees and students are required to wear appropriate and properly fitting face coverings while present in any campus building unless working alone in a laboratory or office space. 

Face Coverings During In-person Instruction Statement (COVID-19)

Individuals are expected to wear a face covering while inside any university building. Face coverings must be worn correctly (i.e., covering both your mouth and nose) in the building if you are attending class in person. If any student is unable to wear a face-covering, an accommodation may be provided due to disability, medical condition, or other legitimate reason.

Students with disabilities or medical conditions who are unable to wear a face covering should contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center or their Access Consultant if they are already affiliated. Students requesting an accommodation unrelated to disability or medical condition, should contact the Dean of Students Office.

Students who choose not to wear a face covering may not attend in-person classes, unless they are approved for an accommodation or exemption. All other students not wearing a face covering will be asked to put one on or leave the classroom. Students who refuse to wear face coverings appropriately or adhere to other stated requirements will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and will not be allowed to return to the classroom until they agree to comply with the face covering policy. An instructor may cancel or suspend a course in-person meeting if a person is in the classroom without an approved face covering in position over their nose and mouth and refuses to immediately comply.

QUARANTINE OR ISOLATION DUE TO COVID-19

Student should continually monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested for the virus if they have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Student should reach out to instructors as soon as possible if they become ill or need to isolate or quarantine, in order to make alternate plans for how to proceed with the course. Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with their instructor concerning their illness and the anticipated extent of their absence from the course (either in-person or remote). The instructor will work with the student to provide alternative ways to complete the course work. 

COURSE EVALUATIONS

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR & RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT

Instructors should discuss academic integrity with students early and often. For suggested ways to engage students in these discussions, see the College of Letters and Science Remote Teaching Toolkit.

By virtue of enrollment, each student agrees to uphold the high academic standards of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; academic misconduct is behavior that negatively impacts the integrity of the institution. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, and helping others commit these previously listed acts are examples of misconduct which may result in disciplinary action. Examples of disciplinary action include, but is not limited to, failure on the assignment/course, written reprimand, disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion. 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT

The University of Wisconsin-Madison supports the right of all enrolled students to a full and equal educational opportunity. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Wisconsin State Statute (36.12), and UW-Madison policy (Faculty Document 1071) require that students with disabilities be reasonably accommodated in instruction and campus life. Reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities is a shared faculty and student responsibility. Students are expected to inform faculty [me] of their need for instructional accommodations by the end of the third week of the semester, or as soon as possible after a disability has been incurred or recognized. Faculty [I], will work either directly with the student [you] or in coordination with the McBurney Center to identify and provide reasonable instructional accommodations. Disability information, including instructional accommodations as part of a student's educational record, is confidential and protected under FERPA. (See: McBurney Disability Resource Center)

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

https://diversity.wisc.edu/is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. 

 

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