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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 1, 2003

Can Ergonomics Fix Back Pain?

A well-respected authority looks at the relationship between back pain and ergonomics.
September 1, 2003

Readers respond: Lifting

Readers of The Ergonomics ReportTM respond to the questions about lifting in the workplace.
September 1, 2003

Ergoweb Answers: sit-stand workstations

Ergoweb Answers: sit-stand workstations
September 1, 2003

Manual Material Handling–A Little Planning Lightens the Load

Manual Material Handling--A Little Planning Lightens the Load. By Phil Jacobs, CPE, CSP
September 1, 2003

Does Lifting Work For the Patient?

Does lifting work? A patient's perspective.
September 1, 2003

Can Sleeping Be the Enemy?

Experts agree: without a good night's sleep, productivity and accuracy suffer. So what happens when the way a person sleeps becomes a source of pain?
September 1, 2003

Does Proper Lifting Really Exist?

In a perfect world, nothing would have to be lifted at the workplace, no strain from lifting would ever be placed on a worker's back and back-related worker's comp claims just wouldn't have to exist. But this is anything but a perfect world
September 1, 2003

Refocusing Back Pain

For every five people who read this article, four of them will do it with back pain. And there's not a lot ergonomics can do to stop it.
September 1, 2003

New Look At the Spine

New look at the spine.