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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 […]
April 27, 2001

Chao Outlines Ergonomics in Senate Testimony

On Thursday, April 26, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao testified before the Senate. In her testimony, Chao outlined principles for an approach to the complicated issue of ergonomics that emphasize prevention, and clarity in any new rules.
April 25, 2001

Ergonomics Back in Congress

On April 26 workplace safety activists, unions, and others will have an opportunity to speak to Congress about ergonomics when Sen. Arlen Specter, (R-PA), holds a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor to discuss ergonomics.
April 23, 2001

Settlement Reached in Case of Genetic Testing for CTS

The E.E.O.C. said it still has not resolved discrimination complaints filed by dozens of workers and it may seek damages. Of the 125 workers who filed claims for carpal tunnel syndrome since March 2000, 18 were tested, the company has said.
April 16, 2001

The Movement for Ergonomic Protection Regroups

After Bush signed the law repealing OSHA's ergonomics standard, NYCOSH Board Chair William Henning remarked: "Congress could repeal the ergonomics standard, but that won't repeal an ergonomic hazard or prevent a single ergonomic injury."