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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 […]
September 30, 2002

Studies Relate Shoulder and Back Injuries to Lifting, Pushing and Pulling Tasks

New research continues to link certain workplace or task characteristics to MSDs.
September 28, 2002

OSHA Extends Ergo Guideline Comment Period

OSHA is granting a 30-day extension in response to industry and labor requests for additional time to submit written comments guidelines.
September 25, 2002

Kids Need Pint-Sized Computers

"The current picture, of children working in systems that appear to affect their current and future health, is a disturbing one," according to Professor Peter Buckle of the Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics at the University of Surrey. .
September 22, 2002

AOTA Creates National School Backpack Awareness Day

AOTA will weigh backpacks at schools across the country as part of National School Backpack Awareness Day.
September 19, 2002

More Ergo Alliances for OSHA

The State of North Carolina, the American Furniture Manufacturers Association, and the Society of the Plastics Industry all try to tackle ergo with OSHA.
September 18, 2002

Dental Hygienists at Risk for CTS

At least one survey has found that dental hygienists had the highest rates of carpal tunnel syndrome of all occupations.
September 16, 2002

Workplace Stress and Injury – the Latest Thinking

Researchers look at the body's response to stress and how that might affect the development of musculoskeletal disorders at work.
September 13, 2002

Ergoflash: Super-Quick News Summaries (9/13/02)

Summary of short articles on ergonomics that appeared in the news including eye tracking software, office chair selection and bicycle handlebars.
September 11, 2002

Commentary: Freedom, Responsibility, and Ergonomics

Like those who advocate individual freedom within human social systems, ergonomists are advocates for the individual in an increasingly technical and impersonal world.