Human Beings and Their Environment: Ergonomics and the Promotor
In this workshop, promotores will learn to identify ergonomic risk factors and their possible effects, and to apply prevention techniques against injuries and diseases. The competencies they will develop include the recognition and validation of the symptoms that are the basis for the self-knowledge, self-assessment, and self-care that promotores must practice in order to be able to educate others. Prevention techniques for these types of diseases translate into the practice of health defense aimed to transform the person’s experience by beginning with a sound management of body and mind and continuing by negotiating favorable conditions at home, at work, and in the community. The knowledge acquired to maintain these practices contributes to the professional tool kit that helps promotores in their preventative work.
- Participants will know the definition and principles of ergonomy and its relationship to the natural laws that establish the needs, capabilities, and limits of the human body and mind.
- Participants will be able to recognize the symptoms of diseases caused by ergonomic factors related to tasks, physical surroundings and tools in the home, at work, and in the community.
- Participants will analyze root causes and propose effective solutions according to principles of injury prevention and ergonomics, and other technical resources.