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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 […]
September 29, 2003

Time Away From Office Can Zap Productivity Even Upon Return

Recent study indicates business travelers need time to recoup after travel.
September 29, 2003

Stakeholders Meeting Rescheduled

Bad weather forces OSHA to bump the stakeholder meetings for grocery and poultry guidelines.
September 26, 2003

Ergonomics Makes the Slot Player More Productive

New breed of slot machines designed to help the user play more productively (or at least more comfortably).
September 22, 2003

Could Aches Just Be More Lessons for College Students?

A recent study looks to see if the chairs used in college could be preying on the backs of tomorrow's office workers.
September 19, 2003

Taking the Oxymoron Out of Ergonomic Laptops

IBM shoots for an ergonomic laptop design, but is a detachable keyboard enough?
September 17, 2003

Lawmakers Vote to Limit Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care

Looking to cut costs on the state's workers' comp system, lawmakers in California vote to dump vocational rehabilitation and cap physical therapy and chiropractic care for the state's injured workers.
September 15, 2003

NACE Meeting Announced

National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics makes plans for its third meeting.
September 15, 2003

Readers Respond

Letters to Ergoweb address control in the workplace, nurses and early return to work programs and ergonomics in the classroom.
September 12, 2003

Oh No, Even Hogs Are Going Ergo

Harley Davidson makes its first major modifications on its Sportster line in over 20 years. And you know what the modifications are? Ergonomic.