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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 1, 2002

OSHA Announces Formation of Ergonomics Committee

The second in a line of initiatives for OSHA's comprehensive approach to reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) was announced April 30 with the formation of the National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics.
May 1, 2002

Team from Honda Awarded This Year’s ERGO Cup

An interview with the 2002 ErgoCup winner.
May 1, 2002

Ergonomics From the Inside Out — The Great Turkey Cam Experiment

Developing an ergonomics solution, literally from the inside out.
May 1, 2002

Making the Business Case for Ergonomics — Part III

Part III of a four-part series.
May 1, 2002

Profits, Not Compliance, Will Drive Ergonomics

As the political battle over occupational ergonomics begins to heat up yet again, it's important to recognize that ergonomics is a ripe business improvement opportunity, not just another compliance worry.
May 1, 2002

Ergonomics is Much More Than Physical Factors in the Workplace

Much of the public's perception of ergonomics is rooted in occupational ergonomics. What many people do not know is that occupational ergonomics is just one application of ergonomics as a whole.
May 1, 2002

OSHA Announces Ergonomics Strategy, Targets Nursing Homes For First Industry-Specific Guidelines, Braces For Battle With Congress

Overview of OSHA's planned industry-specific ergonomics guidelines.