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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 […]
August 29, 2003

Air Travel Gets a Boost From Ergonomics

More attempts at easing the pain of airline travel for both passenger and employee.
August 27, 2003

Are Employees Immune to Injury?

A recent study indicates that American workers think injuries won't happen to them.
August 25, 2003

It’s the Work, Not the Hours, That’ll Get You

New study says it's not the amount of time spent each day at a job that builds stress but the environment in which the job takes place.
August 22, 2003

Applied Ergonomics Conference Call For Papers

September 19 deadline for presentation abstracts for the 7th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference.
August 20, 2003

Ergonomics Enters the Classroom

As kids head back to school, will ergonomics go with them?
August 18, 2003

Male Managers Can Relax – It’s Women Who Feel the Pain In Canada

Canadian study indicates women have a higher rate of MSDs when tackling traditionally male jobs.
August 15, 2003

Communicating Without Speaking Could Get a Helping Hand

New glove being designed to translate sign language into computer-generated speech.
August 13, 2003

Research Confirms That Housekeeping Really Is a Pain

Research sponsored by Clorox proved that housekeeping is more than just a theoretical pain.
August 11, 2003

Does Computer Work Have to Be Hard On the Eyes?

Aging or not, simple tips might be the best solutions to incompatibility issues between prescription lenses and computers.