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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 […]
March 29, 2002

Ergonomics Certification: Spelling out the Acronyms

Professional certification in ergonomics continues to be a hot topic of discussion. Common questions include: "Who certifies in ergonomics?" and "What does CPE stand for?".
March 27, 2002

Adapting Garden Tools to Users with Disabilities

Designing tools with adaptive features such as cuffed handles, and 90 degree arms is making gardening easier for people with limited strength and mobility.
March 25, 2002

Desk to Dashboard: The Journey of a Mouse

BMW brings the computer mouse to the driver's seat in its new 7-series.
March 22, 2002

Laptops Bring More than Technology to Squad Cars

Six years ago, Omaha police departments began a $2 million effort to bring technology to the fingertips of officers. What they didn't foresee was poor ergonomics and possible safety hazards.
March 20, 2002

Ergonomics Continues to be Important to European Union and Ford Motor Company

European groups pledge to keep up awareness of ergonomics while Ford partners with Michigan state OSHA.
March 18, 2002

International Trucking Makes Good Ergonomics Work

Recognizing MSDs and implementing effective controls has helped International save money and improve production.
March 15, 2002

New Rumblings and Grumblings Emerging From Congress, Lobbyists, and OSHA

Senators call for action on ergonomics; lobbyists recommend against interupting the process. Meanwhile, OSHA moves forward with warning letters and Site Specific Targeting.
March 12, 2002

Biking Biomechanics- Fitting Task and Equipment to the Rider

Outside of the workplace biomechanics is big business, especially for sporting equipment manufacturers who are looking to offer their customers even the slightest competitive edge.
March 11, 2002

Ergonomics Important to Russian Military Designs

According to some researchers, Russian naval ship design could be improved with more focus on ergonomics.