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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 […]
December 29, 2003

Wine Industry Takes On Ergonomics

A glass of holiday cheer may seem cheerier as members of California's wine industry adopt new measures to improve worker ergonomics.
December 26, 2003

Researchers Begin New Study of Back Pain Among US Workers

University of Utah, University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M to embark on large workplace back pain study courtesy of the CDC and NIOSH.
December 22, 2003

British Seek Answers On Stretching’s Impact

New project by HSE looks to determine if stretching is really a good idea when it comes to impacting workplace injury rates.
December 17, 2003

Michigan Considers Ergonomics Rule

As one state dumps its ergonomics rule, another state looks at implementing a new rule.
December 15, 2003

Robots Strive to Improve Surgical Ergonomics

Robots in scrubs might really be a means of improving ergonomics.
December 12, 2003

Standardized Dashboard Lights May Be Too Distracting

Recent plans by the NHTSA to standardize dashboard displays may not turn into a reality.
December 10, 2003

One Billion Reasons To Employ Ergonomics

Recent report indicates injuries cost the workplace one billion dollars a week.
December 8, 2003

Assessing Back Risk With a Mouse Click

New program from Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation lets employers check the risk level of a lift quickly on-line.
December 5, 2003

Ergonomics Lets That Little Sports Car Double As Gramps’ Sedan

U.S. auto manufacturers are taking age into consideration when they design their new cars.