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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 […]
January 31, 2003

No Time for Sleep? Researchers Want to Make That Okay

Researchers looking at ways to keep subjects awake and alert for days at a time.
January 29, 2003

Registration Continues for Applied Ergonomics Conference and Ergo Cup Competition

Registration continues for 6th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and 2003 Ergo Cup competition.
January 28, 2003

Connecticut Introduces Workplace Ergonomics Bill

Connecticut introduces H.B. No. 6211, "An Act Concerning the Establishment of Written Ergonomics Policies for the Workplace."
January 27, 2003

Committee Chair Claims Bush Appointments Biased

Rejection of workplace-ergonomics proponent to impartial committee causes stir.
January 24, 2003

NACE Holds First Meeting On Ergonomics

National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics meets with Henshaw in Washington.
January 23, 2003

Wrestling With A Bag of Chips

Recent study looks at the strength required to open a bag of chips and the dip that goes with it.
January 20, 2003

Link Reported Between Smoking and MSDs

Study suggests smokers are more likely to report pain associated with MSDs.
January 17, 2003

Bibles Out, Ergo Chairs In With Business Travelers

A recent study in the UK implies that business travelers want amenities that help them work when on the road.
January 15, 2003

Yellowstone and OSHA Discuss Ergonomics Partnership

Officials of both organizations met to discuss possibility of extending partnership to include park ergonomics