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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 […]
November 30, 2001

OSHA Revises Term “MSD” in New Recordkeeping Rule

In the settlement, OSHA explains that a case is work-related if, and only if, a work event or exposure is a discernible cause of the injury or illness.
November 28, 2001

New Standard for Ergonomics in Medical Device Design

ANSI and AAMI have released a new standard relating ergonomics and human factors to the design of medical devices.
November 26, 2001

Spotlight On! Ergonomics in the Ukraine

As part of Ergoweb's continued commitment to showcasing ergonomics efforts around the world, we will begin a news series called 'Spotlight On!' This series will focus on ergonomics in a particular area such as a national society.
November 23, 2001

Relating Health Care Cost Savings to Ergo Intervention

Using ergonomics principles and establishing programs to address the problem and cost of MSDs has proven to be very effective. Included are examples.
November 20, 2001

Ergonomics Society of Australia Annual Conference Next Week

Patient handling, work design, and bringing research and practice together are some of the topics slated for this conference.
November 19, 2001

NIOSH Expands Focus on Women and MSDs

NIOSH has an expanding research program to address the occupational safety and health needs of working women. NIOSH is conducting research on MSDs among women in the telecommunication, health care, service, and data entry industries.
November 16, 2001

New Statistics on MSDs in Europe

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work have released more reports concerning MSDs at work.
November 14, 2001

Effect of Downsizing on MSD Rates

Does company downsizing affect musculoskeletal disorder rates? One study looks at this question and possible explanations when the answer is, yes.
November 12, 2001

OSHA Continues to Delay Ergonomics Announcement

On the issue of the ergonomics standard, Swanson said that perhaps this December or January the DOL might come out with guidance on the issue.