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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 […]
June 30, 2003

Weapons Get Smaller But Protection Gets Bigger

Ergonomics impacts the way police officers fight crime.
June 27, 2003

45 More Days to Get Your Two Cents In

OSHA extends grocery guidelines comment period into August.
June 27, 2003

ISO Releases Software Accessibility Standard

The International Organization for Standardization tackles computer accessibility and comes up with a solution intended to work for anyone.
June 25, 2003

Guidelines Look to Regulate Workplace Stress

Forget broadly-focused ergonomics guidelines, the U.K. sets its focus on a smaller part of the whole
June 23, 2003

GWindows Gesturing Away the Mouse

Microsoft tries its hand at turning those gestures office workers make at their computers into productive work.
June 20, 2003

Lawmakers Look to Mute In-Dash Navigators and Cell Phones

Driver distractions are convincing lawmakers in Ottawa to regulate in-car information systems and California officials to dump hands-on cell phones.
June 18, 2003

Ergonomics and the Telecommuter

As more and more Americans tackle the 9-to-5 from the comforts of home, furniture designers are faced with the task of making ergonomics blend into the house.
June 16, 2003

Big Idea Creates Custom-Fit Vacation For Plus-Size Guests

Freedom Paradise resort takes a cue from ergonomics and designs a vacation that's "size-friendly" for large-sized guests.
June 13, 2003

GUEST OPINION: Ergonomics of the Non-Office

We've all heard about computer-related ergonomics in the office, but what about the ergonomics of the non-office computer environment?