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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 […]
May 30, 2002

New Guideline on Ergonomics of Machinery Design Released

The European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety (TUTB) has released a new document titled, "Risk estimation for musculoskeletal disorders in machinery design -integrating user perspective".
May 29, 2002

New Ergonomics Conference to Debut in June

The producers of the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, will launch The First Annual Eastern Ergonomics Conference and Exposition June 25th-27th at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
May 28, 2002

Ergoweb Supports Debut of New Eastern Ergonomics Conference

Ergoweb sponsors The First Annual Eastern Ergonomics Conference and Exposition June 25th-27th, 2002, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
May 27, 2002

Study Suggests Boring Work may be Deadly Work

New research suggests that people who work in jobs where they have little input in what work to do and how to go about doing it tend to die earlier than employees given more decision-making opportunities.
May 24, 2002

Grants Available for Ergonomics Training

Proposals are being accepted for approximately $6.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations for safety and health, including ergonomics, training under the Susan Harwood Training Grants program.
May 22, 2002

ACGIH Settles TLV Lawsuits

ACGIH develops TLVs and BEIs as guidelines to assist in the control of health hazards. While TLVs and BEIs are recognized guidelines around the world, they are not law and carry no legal enforcement.
May 20, 2002

Test Your Ergonomics Knowledge: Occupational Ergonomics

Test your occupational ergonomics knowledge by answering the following questions taken from Ergoweb's Computer Based Ergonomics Training Course.
May 20, 2002

HFES Joins IEEE to Create Voting Equipment Standard

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has joined the initiative to create a new technical voting equipment standard underway at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA).
May 15, 2002

International Truck Continues Ergonomics Trend

International Truck and Engine continues to implement good ergonomics with a team approach to ergonomics, production and safety.