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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 […]
June 28, 2002

ErgoFlash: Super-Quick News Summaries (6/28/02)

Summary of short articles on ergonomics that appeared in the news.
June 28, 2002

First Annual EECE a Success

The inaugural annual Eastern Ergonomics Conference and Exhibition kicked off in Atlanta, GA, this week.
June 24, 2002

Commentary: Airline Seating — One Size Does Not Fit All

One size does not fit all. But, when Southwest Airlines acknowledged this fact by announcing it would enforce a policy requiring some larger individuals to purchase an additional seat, they were widely criticized. Is the criticism fair?
June 21, 2002

Medical Students Hope to Find Less Fatigue in the Workplace

New rules would limit the total hours medical residents can be on duty. Studies on fatigue show that staying awake 24 hours straight can impair performance as much as a .10 percent blood-alcohol level.
June 19, 2002

Senate Committee Votes for Ergonomics Regulations

In a 11-10 vote along party lines, The Democrat-controlled Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved legislation Wednesday requiring the DOL to create regulations to reduce MSDs.
June 19, 2002

Minnesota Creates Task Force to Address MSDs

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has established an Ergonomics Task-Force to recommend approaches to reduce MSDs in Minnesota.
June 18, 2002

Next Big International Ergonomics Conference Gearing Up for 2003

Start making plans now to attend the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, to be held in Seoul, Korea, August 24-29, 2003.
June 14, 2002

OSHA Announces Grocery Stores and Poultry Processing Next to Receive Guidelines

Grocery stores and poultry processing will be the focus of the next two sets of industry-specific guidelines to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
June 12, 2002

User Anthropometry Not Always Considered in Crash Safety Testing

Heavier people are more likely to be killed or seriously injured in car accidents than lighter people. End user population may not be accurately represented in scrash safety testing.