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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 […]
May 31, 2001

Citing for Ergonomics Violations

OSHA's Ergonomics program standard is scrapped, and even though congressional members and the Secretary of Labor have promised new rules, there is nothing on the books yet. Do workers have protection from workplace risk factors? The answer is YES.
May 30, 2001

Commentary: What is Ergonomics Really About?

The Good News: Public awareness of the word "ergonomics" in the USA has increased dramatically over the past few years. The Bad News: Public understanding of what "ergonomics" actually means is limited, and sometimes very confused.
May 29, 2001

Summer Reading on Ergonomics and Human Factors

For any of us who may find a moment this summer to indulge our curiosity on the summer of ergonomics, these titles should surely hit the spot.
May 24, 2001

ErgoFlash 5/24/01

A brief summary of ergonomics in the news.
May 22, 2001

Upcoming Events for Summer 2001

Can't stand to stay in town for one more day? How about checking out some of these events coming up this summer.
May 18, 2001

Physical, Psychosocial, and Work Organization Factors on Injury/illness Absences

A recent study shows that work absence can be related to psychosocial issues as well as physical risk factors. The study found that certain physical, psychosocial, and organizational factors were important determinants of incidence of sickness.
May 16, 2001

Dutch Study Looks at Neck Pain and Sitting Posture

In a study, Dutch researchers examine neck flexion, neck rotation, and a seated posture as possible risk factors for the development of neck pain.
May 16, 2001

Volvo SCC-Ergonomics, Technology, and Then Some

This is not the case in Volvo's new Safety Concept Car (SCC) that made its appearance at auto shows and even before law makers in Washington DC this year. This car is all about making the best match between the human and the environment.
May 11, 2001

Stakeholders Speak out on Senate Ergonomics Testimony and New Regulation

APHA, UCFW and ASSE voice opinions on new ergonomics regulation and Labor Secretary Chao's testimony before the Senate.