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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 […]
December 31, 2001

Medical Errors: Human or Design

Researchers believe that by first understanding and predicting human performance in the health care system, a more 'ergonomic' system can be designed that will reduce the number of medical errors, improving patient care and saving lives.
December 28, 2001

Data on CTS and Computer Work

A recent report on carpal tunnel syndrome from the Work Loss Data Institute shows prevalence of CTS increases by almost 60% in data entry/typing positions.
December 26, 2001

Ergonomics Resources for Musicians

Awkward postures and forces associated with playing instruments have led to MSDs. Learn about refeneces and resources to educate and prevent.
December 26, 2001

Control Strategies: Engineering, Administrative and PPE

The creation of control options depends on the experience and imagination of the analyst. Although specific solutions vary, there is a standard thought process that can be applied.
December 20, 2001

Labor Nominee Scalia May Get ‘Recess Appointment’

If congress fails to confirm controversial labor appointee Scalia before the holiday break, Bush has the authority to make 'recess appointments' when Congress is on break.
December 19, 2001

Back Pain in Gynecologists: Are workplace risk factors to blame?

One study says YES, that there is a higher incidence of back pain among gynecologists compared to the general public, and that specific workplace risk factors, such as awkward posture, is a likely cause.
December 17, 2001

Ergonomics in Health Care Highlighted

The conference covered a wide range of topics but it had a particularly strong focus on the health care industry, featuring a large number of presentations on the design of work systems and the redesign of workplace equipment.
December 17, 2001

Ergoweb Presents at National Ergonomics Conference

Ergoweb made a strong showing at this year's National Ergonomics Conference making several presentations and showcasing new products.
December 14, 2001

Spotlight On! New Zealand Ergonomics Society

Learn how New Zealand is tackling ergonomics issues like representation, standards, education and certification.