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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 […]
April 29, 2002

BIFMA Releases Ergonomic Guidelines for Office Furniture

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association (BIFMA) has released the guideline titled, "The Ergonomics Guideline for VDT (Visual Display Terminal) Furniture used in Office Work Spaces".
April 26, 2002

Senators Push for More Ergonomics from OSHA

Senators propose new ergonomics plan as Chao defends OSHA's policy.
April 24, 2002

OSHA Announces First Industry Target for Ergonomics Guidelines

OSHA announced that the first industry-specific guidelines to reduce MSDs will be developed for nursing homes.
April 22, 2002

ErgoFlash: Super-Quick News Summaries (4/22/02)

A brief summary of ergonomics in the news.
April 19, 2002

Liberty Mutual Releases Latest Workplace Injury Data

Liberty Mutual identified the leading causes of disabling workplace injuries and their associated direct costs using its own data, and findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
April 16, 2002

OSHA Continues Ergonomics Push with RIMS Agreement and Naming of Regional Ergo Coordinators

RIMS and OSHA partner as Henshaw names regional ergonomics directors.
April 15, 2002

Study Says Technology Gets a Thumbs Up

Has technology caused anthropometric changes in the human thumb? Read about one study that says, Yes.
April 11, 2002

Chao Responds to Steady Workplace Injury Rates

A total of 1.7 million injuries and illnesses in private industry required recuperation away from work beyond the day of the incident in 2000. The number of these cases in 2000 was about the same as in 1999.
April 10, 2002

Digital Human Modeling Conference

Digital Human Modeling is an essential element of product development. By applying this technology to integrate human qualities into the early stages of design, engineers effectively increase safety and comfort levels.