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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 […]
October 30, 2002

Ergonomics Reaches Hot Status in November’s Elections

Races across the U.S. are finding candidates and supporters are using their stance on workplace ergonomics to lure votes.
October 28, 2002

Duking it Out On the Ergonomics Dance Floor

Another Blow to Ergonomics Regulations for state of Washington
October 25, 2002

Ergonomically Taking the Fun Out of Halloween

A little tongue-in-cheek (just don't bite down) ergonomics' know-how can ensure the future and safety of things that go THWACK in the night.
October 23, 2002

Is Virgin Atlantic the Good Guy, the Bad Guy or Just the Headline of the Week?

Airline opts to keep its policy on obese passengers, even in wake of settlement.
October 21, 2002

Riding Home the Side Effects of Work

New study shows the hazards of pedal-powered police work could arise in the bedroom.
October 18, 2002

Stress-less Homework Anyone?

A new study shows telecommuters report less stress. But how well a home office physically fits the user is another issue.
October 16, 2002

MSD Rise in Korea Spurs Government Regulations

KOSHA reports 150 Hyundai Heavy Machinery employees found with MSDs. Government intends to solve country-wide MSD problem with regulations.
October 14, 2002

Alliance Penned Between AIHA and OSHA

AIHA and OSHA enter into an agreement to form an alliance with an ergonomic focus.
October 11, 2002

Beauty, Pain and the Ergonomic Price of Being Cute

Tiny technology might look nice, but at what ergonomic price?