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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 […]
July 30, 2001

California State to Keep Present Ergonomics Standard

Since 1983 there has been an organized effort to pass a standard in the State of California to protect workers from Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs). Such a measure passed and became effective as a regulation on July 3, 1997.
July 27, 2001

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace- Published Study Answers Congress

A body of evidence to determine if certain musculoskeletal disorders can be positively correlated to specific work/task actions. It
July 25, 2001

Are You Getting an Ergonomic Assessment or a Sales Pitch? – Commentary

This free office evaluation turned into a company sales pitch and left the worker with doubts about ergonomics.
July 25, 2001

Ergoweb’s Answer to ‘What is an Ergonomics Injury’

There is no such thing as an "ergonomics injury." This question demonstrates a fundamental misconception about ergonomics.
July 17, 2001

First of Three Ergo Forums into the Second Day

Labor Secretary Elaine Chao commented, ``We can choose to do one of two things starting today. We can play politics or we can protect workers. We can engage in sideshows or we can pursue safety.'
July 16, 2001

Ergonomics Forums Begin Today

The forums, organized by the Department of Labor to answer questions concerning ergonomics and the merits of having a federal standard, have been sharply criticized as being both repetitive and exclusive.
July 13, 2001

ACGIH and the Notice of Intent to Establish Hand Activity Level TLVs

The repealed OSHA Ergonomics Program Standard included a section naming some of the analysis tools and methods available for the evaluation of MSD risk factors. Included in this list were proposed TLVs for hand activity.
July 10, 2001

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Adjustable chairs are becoming commonplace in offices, but is an
July 9, 2001

European Strategies for Safety and Health at Work

A new publication highlights the main priorities identified at a recent European workshop on the development of a new Community Strategy on Safety and Health at Work.