Singapore University of Social Sciences

Enhancing the Health Environment at Workplaces

Enhancing the Health Environment at Workplaces (CET256)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences, Others, Environmental Science

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 days
Venue: Singapore Chemical Industry Council
Minimum number to run: 12 participants (To be updated by SUSS)

This course is brought to you by SUSS in partnership with SCIC.



Aligning to WSH 2028 Strategies, the inter-relationship between safety and health of employees has to reinforced as an integrated approach in addressing work, safety and health.

With focus on the health status of the workforce, this allows the identification of health issues that may impact work and safety such that a customised health intervention programmes can be implemented appropriately at the workplace.

The training introduces the fundamental knowledge and know-how on human capabilities, limitations, behaviour, emotions, ergonomics, risks exposure to human bodies and its health effect in the long run to better help supervisors in acquiring skills needed to design/re-design, evaluate systems, workplaces and environment to improve the health environment of employees at workplaces.

Who Should Attend

Recommended for those who are keen to have a good understanding of human factors and ergonomics and how workplaces could be redesigned to improve safety and especially health.


  • Introduction to Human-Machine-Environment System Design Principles
  • Brief Introduction to Physical Ergonomics
  • Health Risks to Your Body
    - Causes of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (MSDs) at the Workplace
    - Manual Handling
    - Digital Eye Strain
    - Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Making Changes to Improve Your Health
    - Guide to a Healthy Workplace Environment (Practical)
    - Prevent Injuries During Manual Handling


A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Human-Machine-Environment System Design Principles
  • Discuss Physical Ergonomics
  • Explain causes of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (MSDs) at the Workplace

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify potential health risks and hazards in the workplace environment disorders and its impact on human performance
  • Demonstrate workstation and workspaces set-up improvements
  • Apply ergonomic principles to achieve a healthier work environment


Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Course overview
09:30 - 10:30Introduction to Human-Machine-Environment System Design Principles
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:00Brief Introduction to Physical Ergonomics
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 15:30Causes of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (MSDs) at the Workplace 1
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:30Causes of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (MSDs) at the Workplace 2
17:30 - 18:00Assessment - Quiz
Day 2
09:00 - 09:30Recap and Overview
09:30 - 10:30Manual Handling
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:00Digital Eye Strain and Sedentary Lifestyle
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 15:30Guide to a Healthy Workplace Environment (Practical)
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:30Prevent Injuries During Manual Handling
17:30 - 18:00Assessment - Group Presentation


  • Written Quiz
  • Group Presentation



About the Trainer

CaleyCaley is a Board-Certified Professional Ergonomist originally from South Africa but has been living in Singapore for 5 years. Caley has a master's degree in human kinetics and ergonomics from Rhodes University, South Africa. She has previously worked as an ergonomics consultant specialising in military ergonomics research and an ergonomics manager at Synergo Consulting in Singapore specialising in office ergonomics and workspace design. In 2017 she joined the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS). She currently works part time for SUSS lecturing and developing new course content. Caley is passionate about ergonomics and dedicated to helping others achieve optimum health and safety in their workplace. My goal for teaching this course is to empower you to make changes to your everyday working environment in order to improve your health. This course will be kept practical with real-life application. I hope by the end of this course I have equipped you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to independently conduct workplace evaluations and design with confidence.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

Course Fee for $1400

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
3 Additional subsidy for Singaporeans:  With effect from 1 January 2023, the GST rate will be revised from 7% to 8%. There will be no fee increase for Singaporeans taking SSG subsidized course(s) from 1 January to 31 December 2023.

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice. Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice.

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
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