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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 […]
February 28, 2003

NJ Considers Schoolhouse Ergonomics Bill

Bill in the New Jersey legislature could develop a commission to review the current state of ergonomics in the classroom.
February 26, 2003

Back Pain Linked to Workplace Morale

Research shows that workers who are unhappy in their jobs are more apt to report and possibly suffer from back pain.
February 24, 2003

Not All Fun and Games for Sports Mascots

Losing streaks aside, the job of team mascot can really stink.
February 21, 2003

WA and MN Rethink Ergonomics Regulations; OSHA Signs Another Alliance

Washington and Minnesota legislators take another look at regulations as OSHA inks more alliances regarding ergonomics.
February 19, 2003

Playing Winter Safe — Tips For Cold Work and Snow Shoveling

How metabolics factors into cold weather work including shoveling snow.
February 17, 2003

Washington Governor Offers Cash to Stop Ergonomics Repeal

Governor Locke offers grants as well as other measures to help ease compliance and delay a vote to repeal the state's ergonomics rule.
February 14, 2003

Backpacks May Not Be Source of Pain For Kids

Studies presented at the AAOS meeting may indicate that backpacks aren't the cause of childhood back pain after all.
February 11, 2003

Ergoweb CEO to Facilitate Ergonomics Intranet Workshop

Dr. Budnick to facilitate ergonomics intranet workshop at Applied Ergonomics Conference.
February 10, 2003

Office Design Has Greater Impact On Women

Japanese study shows women have more health complaints due to lack of ergonomic design.