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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 […]
October 31, 2003

The Trouble With Harry

Harry Potter is giving his fans headaches and wrist problems? Could it be magic or just a heavy load for pint-sized readers?
October 29, 2003

Air Force Sees Process Improvement Through Ergonomics

Specially-designed tools help Air Force fighter jet crew.
October 27, 2003

HFES Urges Washington I-841 Voters to Consider Science Basis of Ergonomics

HFES urges Washington Initiative 841 voters to consider science basis of ergonomics.
October 27, 2003

Is Back Pain In Your Future?

Canadian Chiropractic Association lets workers decide for themselves if their habits today could mean back pain in the future.
October 24, 2003

Hallelujah, Churches Go Ergonomic

Looking for a little comfort this weekend? Check your local church for some ergonomic furniture.
October 22, 2003

Will Ergonomics Really Cost Jobs?

Voters, faced with the task of regulation, look at how much of an impact the ergonomics rule will really have on their own lives in Washington State.
October 20, 2003

Turning Tools Into Answers

Tools can make or break a workplace; see how the right fit can improve yours.
October 17, 2003

Powerful Thoughts From a Monkey

Monkey uses brain power alone to move robotic arm.
October 15, 2003

Saying No to Regulations Could Be a Mouthful

One Washington group, comprised predominantly of business owners with an anti-ergonomics regulation agenda, is hoping to convince the voting public to vote against the state's ergonomics rule.