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February 2, 2022

Fatigue Failure Ergonomics Assessment Tools Advance MSD Prevention Strategies

Article Highlights: Fatigue Failure theory is a new ergonomics theory about how workers develop MSDs Three recently developed ergonomics assessment tools — LiFFT, DUET and The […]
July 16, 2021

New Liberty Mutual MMH Equations (2021) Added to Ergoweb Enterprise

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company has conducted numerous studies over several decades that help identify and reduce risk of injury related to manual material tasks like lifting, […]
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 […]
May 12, 2020

How to Set-Up and Launch an Ergonomics Process at Your Site

A step-by-step guide to planning an effective ergonomics process at a company site or facility. This is a brief summary article — for more detail and […]
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 […]
January 28, 2020

Exoskeletons and Ergonomics — What You Need to Know

Wearable exoskeletons and ergonomics are getting a lot of attention lately. Exoskeletal devices have already shown great promise and success as rehabilitation and disability solutions, and […]
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 20, 2001

Repetitive Strain Injuries and the ADA, the Supreme Court Weighs In

Monday, April 16, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear cases to determine if a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) can be classified as a disability holding employers responsible for "reasonable accommodation" under the ADA.
April 18, 2001

Australian Study Finds Worker Age a Factor in Shift Work Performance

Researches at The Centre for Sleep Research have identified worker age as a significant factor in shiftwork performance. Previous research has shown that older shift workers experience more sleep disruption and maladaption to shift work.
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."
April 13, 2001

Ergonomics Support in the Bush Administration-It’s not who you think

Paul O'Neill, current U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, spoke at Georgetown University about heath and safety. A former CEO of Alcoa, and president of International Paper Company before that, O'Neill knows a thing or two about workplace safety.
April 11, 2001

Visual Fatigue May Not be Only About Your Computer

Italian researchers believe the causes of visual fatigue for VDT workers may be more psychological than previously thought.
April 9, 2001

ErgoFlash-Super quick news summaries (4/9/01)

Summary of short articles on ergonomics that appeared in the news.