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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 […]
July 31, 2002

Indirect Costs of Workplace Injuries

What are the direct and indirect costs of workplace injuries? Find out where your company may really be losing.
July 26, 2002

More Ergonomics Success Stories

If you are having trouble convincing your company that good ergonomics is good economics, take a look at this compilation of ergonomics successes.
July 23, 2002

The NIOSH Lifting Equation: Q & A

Questions and Answers on the NIOSH Lifting Equation
July 22, 2002

Readers Respond To Stretching Exercise Commentary

When Ergoweb published a commentary concluding that stretching exercise programs were not ergonomics, several readers responded with opinions of their own. Here's a sampling:
July 18, 2002

Judge Upholds Washington State Ergonomics Rules

A judge upheld the Washington State's workplace ergonomics rules July 12. The ruling rejected a business coalition's challenge to the plan for reducing MSDs.
July 17, 2002

New Office Ergonomics Guidelines Available

Three agencies have recently made office ergonomics guidelines available. Read about BSR/HFES 100.
July 15, 2002

OSHA Continues Nursing Home Focus

OSHA announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus outreach efforts and inspections on specific hazards in nursing and personal care facilities with high injury and illness rates.
July 12, 2002

Workplace Stress and MSDs: Current Thinking and Future Research

"This symposium was the most comprehensive effort to date to delineate biobehavioral models linking psychosocial factors to work-related upper extremity disorders." Topics included job stress models, biomechanical models and psychophysiology of work.
July 10, 2002

Website Readability -Is Your Audience Listening?

Evidence suggests that much of the information published on the Web may be too hard to read and understand for typical users. This means you may be losing customers because they cannot find or understand necessary information on your website.