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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 […]
February 27, 2004

Today’s Robots Are Designed To Serve

A new generation of robots finds the mechanical marvels tackling tasks that humans either can't or don't want to do themselves.
February 25, 2004

International RSI Awareness Day Focuses On MSD Prevention

Work-related MSDs are the focus of an international awareness campaign taking place on the only non-repeating day of the year, February 29, 2004.
February 23, 2004

New Jersey Bans Overtime For Health Care Workers

Proponents say the overtime law should help prevent mistakes while improving working conditions and patient safety.
February 20, 2004

Change the Channel? Let the Sofa Do It

Researchers in Ireland are working on the couch-potato's dream: a sofa that does everything.
February 18, 2004

Finding the Right Ergonomist for the Job

Whether you want someone to analyze the workplace or to help you design a new product, there's an ergonomist who can help.
February 16, 2004

Do You Need a Training Class to Operate a Cell Phone?

Members of the electronics industry are finally starting to questions the ergonomics and usability of too many features on one small device.
February 13, 2004

Teen Can’t Concentrate? Could Be Lack of Sleep

New study indicates that U.S. teens are sleepier than other teens and could benefit from a more ergonomic school starting time.
February 13, 2004

Ergoweb CEO to Host Session at Ergonomics Conference

Ergoweb's President and CEO, Dr. Peter Budnick, CPE, will host the Behavior-based Ergonomics networking session at the 2004 Applied Ergonomics Conference.
February 11, 2004

Hospital Noise May Not Be Comfortable for Patients

New study shows peak noise levels in hospitals could mean little rest for the patients.