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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 […]
November 28, 2003

Chopsticks: An Ergonomic Nightmare?

Tradition aside, ordering chopsticks with your Kung Pao could be doubly painful.
November 26, 2003

Long Working Hours Could Be Hurting the Workplace

Having fewer workers do more may sound good, but implementing longer working hours can sometimes be a costly endeavor for employers.
November 24, 2003

Getting a Kitchen That Fits

Taking a tip from Betty Crocker's new digs means designing a kitchen workspace that works for the cook.
November 21, 2003

Another Strike Against the Cell Phone

New study looks at the painful side effects of walking and talking.
November 19, 2003

Ergonomics Now Could Impact Children Later

International group hopes to raise awareness while finding answers to ergonomics in education.
November 17, 2003

Employee Pain Equals Employer Losses

New study shows that even simple pain, like headaches, can impact the employer's bottom line.
November 14, 2003

Goldilocks Was Right: For Back Pain, Medium Mattress Is Just Right

Science proves what a fairy tale had been saying all along: medium firmness mattress is best choice for back pain.
November 12, 2003

Can a Lack of Ergonomics Off-Work Impact the Office?

A recent study indicates that off-work activities can impact job performance but few employers know what to do to prevent them.
November 10, 2003

Study May Help Determine Ergonomics’ Preventive Abilities

Researchers at Temple University link repetitive tasks to bone-tissue damage in quest to determine just how effective ergonomics may be at prevention.