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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 […]
May 30, 2003

Want More Customers? Try an Ergonomic Re-design

From cars to PDAs, fitting the device to the consumer could mean an ergonomic enhancement will drive the bottom line.
May 28, 2003

How Having a Little Fun Can Become a Big Pain at Work

Boomeritis and the quest for fun activities might be causing an even bigger headache in the workplace.
May 26, 2003

BCPE Initiates Mentor Program

Program will allow already-certified ergonomists to help others looking to become certified ergonomists.
May 23, 2003

Two School House Ergonomics Issues Get a Nod

New Jersey's Ergonomics in Education bill signed while some Utah middle school students get a compromised solution to their school's lack of lockers.
May 21, 2003

Rest Breaks Can Benefit Safety and Ergonomics

Recent study indicates more, but shorter, rest breaks could benefit workers in industrial settings.
May 19, 2003

Activity at OSHA Brings New Guidelines and a Plan from Advisory Committee

OSHA invites comments on second set of draft guidelines and receives work plan from NACE.
May 16, 2003

iLoo a Hoax But Don’t Flush the Idea Yet

Microsoft's ultra-portable bathroom office may have duped the media, but ergonomically, there's still hope.
May 14, 2003

Fighting Crime With Ergonomics

Organizations are using basic ergonomics principals to develop products and designs that naturally prevent crime.
May 12, 2003

Building Smarter Hospitals

Researchers are looking for ways to make technology a better fit in hospitals for both patient and provider.