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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 […]
November 29, 2002

Call for Papers on Aging and Driver Distraction

HFES taking paper submissions through March, 2003
November 27, 2002

NASA to give Human Factors Workshop

Johnson Space Center Workshop scheduled for December.
November 27, 2002

Got a Hunk of Burning Love? Could Be Coming From Your Laptop

Scientist finds out first hand (or penis) that lap may not be the best place to use his laptop computer
November 25, 2002

Army Fainting Spell Could Equal Ergonomics Trouble

Recent U.S. Army fainting incident in JSLIST suit could leave wearers susceptible to heat stress
November 22, 2002

A Wheelchair that Climbs and a New Set of Eyes

New devices aim to make tasks easier for wheelchair users and the blind
November 20, 2002

Ergonomics Deemed a “Plague” as Washington State Bares All; Nursing Home Guidelines Still Need Work

A week in the life of U.S. ergonomics regulations offers feedback to controversial government involvement from nursing home guidelines to builders in Washington state.
November 18, 2002

Former U.K. Teacher Loses Stress-Related Lawsuit

Judge denies compensation for head teacher who claimed illness caused by in-school stress cost him his job
November 15, 2002

Airlines Sign Ergonomics Alliance With OSHA

Alliance to center on baggage handling and ergonomics
November 13, 2002

Too Much Time At Office Zaps Productivity, Study Says

Xerox-sponsored survey shows hours at the office are going up but peak productivity doesn't necessarily follow