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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 […]
January 30, 2002

Ergonomics and the 2002 Winter Olympics

The primary thrust in the science of ergonomics is to improve human performance. Olympic competition is all about human performance. By virtue of location, Ergoweb is right in the middle of the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
January 30, 2002

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics Launches Much Improved Web Site

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) has launched a completely new web site that offers many enhanced features for visitors and certificate holders.
January 30, 2002

Opinion: The Bush Administration Will Regulate Ergonomics

Will the Bush Administration Regulate Ergonomics? That question is on the minds of employers and employees throughout the U.S.A. And the answer is
January 24, 2002

Breast Feeding in Ergonomic Style

Breast-feeding encompasses some of the same MSD risk factors that are found in industrial and manufacturing tasks. A new product may provide more comfort for mom's aching neck and arms.
January 21, 2002

Ecommerce and Ergonomics: Does Your Website Have It?

Three travel websites were evaluated for usability. Ergonomics, or matching capabilities and limitations of users to their environment, might determine the success or failure of a consumer website.
January 18, 2002

Ergonomics a Priority for Safety and Health Professionals in 2002

A survey of health and safety professionals show that the majority put ergonomics as a priority for 2002.
January 16, 2002

OSHA Settles With Beverly On Citations Related to Lifting Nursing Home Residents

Ending 10 years of litigation, Beverly Enterprises agreed to adopt specific ergonomic measures to reduce injuries to employees performing patient lifts. Beverly will withdraw its contest of the citations and OSHA will withdraw proposed penalties.
January 14, 2002

Interpreting Toyota vs. Williams: Does it Impact Ergonomics?

The recent Supreme Court decision in Toyota vs. Williams has little impact on occupational ergonomics, but a very big impact on who qualifies as disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
January 11, 2002

Bush Appoints Controversial Labor Nominee During Congressional Recess

In a move that is certain to sit ill with congressional Democrats, who currently hold the Senate majority President Bush signed in two controversial appointments included Eugene Scalia to the position of top legal adviser to the DOL.