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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 1, 2004

A Stretching Success

A pre-work warm-up program custom-designed to complement the company's existing committment to ergonomics was the key to success for one company.
January 1, 2004

Do Resolutions Work?

Are New Year's Resolutions successful? See what the research says.
January 1, 2004

Ergonomics Control Definitions

A run-down of the types of controls used in ergonomics and when to use each.
January 1, 2004

Facts About Wellness and Stretching

Facts about wellness and stretching in and out of the workplace.
January 1, 2004

Finding the Solution

Resolutions that double as quick fixes rarely add up to permanent ergonomics solutions. To find the ergonomics solution that fits a specific problem in the workplace, you'll have to get to the heart of the problem first.
January 1, 2004

Resolutions and Ergonomics

The good news about holiday resolutions is that most of them are consistent with ergonomic principles. Anything to do with exercise, stretching, diet or wellness falls into a health conscious category that parallels ergonomics.
January 1, 2004

Resolving Personal Resolutions

For a worker, sticking to resolutions that improve health means a more comfortable work experience and off-work life, and for the workplace, a healthier worker can be a boon to improving ergonomics.
January 1, 2004

Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, ISO 9000. When it comes to business commitments and resolutions, where does ergonomics fit in?

Whenever a business strives for better overall quality and productivity
January 1, 2004

Videotaping Guidelines

When looking at how the workplace and workers function, videotaping proves an invaluable means of documentation. Learn the steps to making the most of it.