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Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works

Course Code: ER0323CA20

Ergonomics for Recycling and Solid Waste Professionals

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CANCELED February 11, 2020
8:30am - 12:00pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

Next offering TBD


The recycling and solid waste industries are highly physical and strenuous. Lifting containers, emptying loads, twisting, turning, and awkward positioning can take a toll. Even if you are not out in the field, day-to-day office operations, poor workspace designs, and poor desk posture can make you feel old beyond your years!

This half-day program, developed and instructed by licensed physical therapists, will help you make things better, starting with an introduction to the science of ergonomics and running through to recommendations on reducing ergonomics risks. An in class pre-test will let you see what you might be doing wrong, a post-test will let you see how you have improved, and stretch breaks and posture analysis throughout the class will leave you feeling better when you are finished!


In addition to 0.3 Rutgers CEUs, this ergonomics course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 3 Recertification credits

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map


  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works" or Course Code ER0323) 
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3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204