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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 […]
January 30, 2004

Study Probes X-ray Techs and MSD Link

New study looks at the reasons behind the high number of MSDs in x-ray technicians.
January 28, 2004

School Furniture May Not Fit Students

Recent research in New Zealand indicates that school children may not fit into the furniture they're provided.
January 26, 2004

Prominent Ergonomics Experts Boycott OSHA Symposium

Citing a distortion of science for political gain, a group of well-respected U.S. ergonomists have chosen to formally boycott OSHA's upcoming research symposium.
January 23, 2004

Designs for the Disabled Often Better for the Able, Too

Assistive technology and universal design have the potential to improve productivity for everyone.
January 21, 2004

Confidence-Building Helps Workers With Back Pain

New study indicates that measures to build confidence in workers with back injuries could get them back to work faster.
January 19, 2004

Guidelines or Not, Doctors’ Hours Aren’t Shorter

Recent report indicates that new doctors may still be working shifts that are too long.
January 16, 2004

Properly Trained Workers Report Less Pain

New study indicates that training plus equipment could be the answer to reducing workplace MSD symptoms.
January 14, 2004

Workers With MSDs Returning Without Ergonomics

New study focuses on what happens after workers file a claim for a work-related musculoskeletal disorder.
January 12, 2004

Speakers Announced for OSHA Ergonomics Symposium

National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics announces speakers for January symposium.