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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 […]
March 31, 2003

More Mouse May Mean More Pain

Two new studies indicate that as the time spent mousing goes up, so does the risk of developing MSDs.
March 28, 2003

These Boots Are Made for Walking

Russian inventor uses motors to propel boots.
March 26, 2003

Can Back Pain Equal Brain Shrinkage?

Preliminary results of a new study show that chronic back pain sufferers might also suffer from brain shrinkage.
March 24, 2003

News Briefs — Textbooks, Alliances, Bioterrorism

Tennessee tackles textbooks, OSHA signs another alliance and a test of new bioterrorism alerts for health care professionals.
March 21, 2003

Sit Up Straight Said the Chair

Canadian firm develops chair that tells the user how to be comfortable.
March 19, 2003

Ergoweb Announces Winners From Applied Ergo Drawing

Prizes Include a Year's Subscription to The Ergonomics ReportTM, Ergoweb's CBeTTM course, and Ergoweb's JET--Job Evaluator ToolboxTM.
March 19, 2003

Beware of Boss

Watch out -- a recent study in the UK says that bosses DO bite, and that women at the helm have a greater tendency to dish out abuse to their employees.
March 17, 2003

Applied Ergo Conference Deemed Best Ever

The Sixth Annual Applied Ergo Conference in Dallas wraps up to rave reviews.
March 14, 2003

OSHA Releases Final Nursing Home Guidelines

OSHA releases the final version of its first set of industry-specific guidelines.