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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 […]
February 28, 2002

February 28th Marks 3rd Annual RSI Awareness Day

Learn what communities around the world have planned to bring awareness to MSDs.
February 27, 2002

Ergonomics Important to New Era Cap Manufacturer

Cap manufacturer to NBA, NHL and MLB sees the bottom line benefits of ergonomics.
February 25, 2002

Universal Design and Disability

Universal design is not about meeting standards but increasing usability, usually beyond the goals of existing standards.
February 22, 2002

Revised ANSI/HFES Computer Workstation Ergonomics Standard Nearly Ready for Review

The long anticipated revision of ANSI/HFES 100, originally published in 1988, will soon be ready for public review.
February 20, 2002

Essentials of an Occupational Ergonomics Program

Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention programs in the workplace, often called ergonomics programs, have been shown to lower business costs due to decreased lost time, decreased incidence of injury, and decreased workers' compensation costs.
February 20, 2002

Definitions in Ergonomics

If anyone asks you to define what you do with ergonomics, give them a copy of these definitions before you begin.
February 18, 2002

Does Ergonomics Make Business Sense?

The answer is that ergonomics can make good, strategic business sense, but the effort must be deployed correctly.
February 12, 2002

“Common Sense” Warning Labels

Almost any product might be 'ergonomic' for a certain person in a certain situation. Unfortunately, many products are not used by the same population or in the same environment that the product designer intended.
February 11, 2002

Ergoweb Welcomes the World!

Ergoweb, located in Midway, Utah, welcomes the 2002 Winter Olympic Games as Olympic flame passes Ergoweb office.