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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 […]
August 30, 2002

OSHA Invites Public Comment on New Ergonomics Guidelines

OSHA announces ergonomics guidelines for nursing homes available for public comment.
August 28, 2002

EU Tackles Rising Costs of Workplace Stress

Some statistics on work-related stress in the EU. EU creates campaign to address work-related stress.
August 26, 2002

Chiropractors Respond to ‘Ergonomics is Not About Stretching’ Debate

Peter Budnick's commentary suggesting stretching exercise programs are not ergonomics continues to generate controversy.
August 23, 2002

Commentary: Who’s Responsible for Occupational Ergonomics?

As an engineer and a consultant, I've had the opportunity to interact with a variety of organizations and have observed some interesting mindsets with respect to implementing and managing occupational ergonomics.
August 20, 2002

The Strain Index Job Analysis Method: Q & A

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Strain Index job analysis method.
August 19, 2002

Ergonomics Expertise Takes The Stand

Just the facts, Your Honor. In the legal world, ergonomics evaluations can involve more than just ergonomics. Some things ergonomists should know before testifying on the work-relatedness of an injury.
August 16, 2002

News From The BCPE

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) is gearing up to create new services on their website and also make some changes to the applications process.
August 14, 2002

More Readers Respond To ‘Ergonomics Is Not About Stretching’ Commentary

Peter Budnick's commentary suggesting stretching exercise programs are not ergonomics continues to generate controversy.
August 12, 2002

OSHA Announces More Patient Handling Training

OSHA has announced a second training session for workers in nursing and personal care facilities.