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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 1, 2003

Poor Workstation Design May Be Office’s Worst Enemy

Study indicates that the design of the workstation may have a greater impact than other factors for office workers developing MSDs.
December 1, 2003

Can PPEs Fit Into Ergonomics?

If a task requires protection to improve ergonomics, can a simple piece of protective equipment really do the job?
December 1, 2003

Is a Ball a Chair?

Can a ball really replace an ergonomic chair?
December 1, 2003

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True. . .

If it sounds too good to be true, is it REALLY ergonomics?
December 1, 2003

Is Stretching an Exercise In Futility

Stretching and wellness programs have their place, but on their own, they aren't truly an ergonomics program.
December 1, 2003

Ergonomics Initiatives: You Get What You Pay For

Ergonomics initiatives don't have to be expensive to be successful, but they do require a greater commitment than just popping in a video or reading a book to achieve the desired results of process improvements, decreased injury rates and overall workplace well-being.