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May 13, 2020

Preparing Employees for a Return-to-Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employees to stay home, and others to work reduced schedules. This extended time away from work may result in some […]
February 6, 2020

How to Design Ergonomics into the Workplace

“Designing in” workplace ergonomics is viewed as an integral part of an effective ergonomics process.  Non-office workplace environments are constantly changing – and new ergonomics challenges […]
December 16, 2019

Ergonomics Standards and Guidelines

Here’s a list of ergonomics standards, guidelines, regulations and compliance resources. It was last updated on January 29, 2020. The list is comprehensive, but we’ve surely […]
November 18, 2019

Managing an Ergonomics Improvement Process

Managing ergonomics at a site requires a lot of planning, coordination, and communication.  An effective ergonomics improvement initiative relies on contributions of people throughout the organization […]
November 4, 2019

How to Develop a Site Ergonomics Plan

A well constructed site ergonomics plan is critical for ensuring that everyone involved in the ergonomics process understands what needs to occur, and who is responsible […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- U – Hose Assembly Operation

Source Brandon, K., June 1992, Ergonomics at UAW-Ford, Occupational Health & Safety. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) One of the tasks in Ford Co.’s North Penn […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Parachute Packing Shop

Source CTD News, January 1996, vol. 5, No. 1, Holloman’s effort defies expectations, Air Force Best Practices, CTD News. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Employees had […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Beverage Delivery

Source Zak Figura, S., August 1996, Reducing the Risks of Material Handling, Occupational Hazards. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers unload cases of soda cans and […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Metal Tube Cutting

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Get tubes: The worker lifts metal tubes that are 24 feet long and weigh 50 to 100 pounds. The worker carries […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Hand Truck Delivery

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) – Hand Truck Delivery Food and tobacco materials have been moved using steel hand truck delivery which imposed unnecessary musculoskeletal stress […]
March 10, 1995

Manufacturing Steel Furniture

Source CTD News, January 1996, vol. 5, No. 2, Charleston Forge Welds Homemade Approach, CTD News. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers had to carry, shape, […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Recycle Warehouse Operation

Source CTD News, January 1996, vol. 5, No. 1, Avenor’s fitness on warm-up to ergonomics, Avenor’s Best Practices, CTD News. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers […]