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Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works

New Half-Day Course!

Course Code: ER0323CA19

Ergonomics for Recycling and Solid Waste Professionals

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Last Held: December 18, 2018
12:30pm - 4:00pm NEW TIME: 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 new 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!


The December 18, 2018 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

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

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 3 Recertification credits

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Deli buffet lunch 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.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Directions and Parking Information

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.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works" or Course Code ER0323) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
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

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.