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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 1, 2004

Certified Ergonomic

What will it take to develop a certification process for "erognomic" products?
February 1, 2004

What Would an Ergonomic Product Look Like?

What will an "ergonomic" product look like? An analysis of the task of determining that something is truly ergonomic.
February 1, 2004

How To Make a Product Ergonomic

Just because a product claims to be ergonomic doesn't mean it really is. A look at how to make sense of an "ergonomic" label.
February 1, 2004

Ergonomics By the Letter

Want to know what the letters behind the ergonomist mean? A look at what it takes to obtain ergonomics-specific certifications.
February 1, 2004

Five Questions With ORI

William W. Banks, Jr., CIE, Executive Director Oxford Research Institute, discusses his organization's role in certifying ergonomists.
February 1, 2004

Five Questions With BCPE

Kris Rightmire, Executive Administrator BCPE, discusses her organization's role in certifying ergonomists.
February 1, 2004

Can OSHA’s Commitment Be Deemed

Too often, ergonomics is mistaken as simply another tool for injury prevention as it is with OSHA's involvement.
February 1, 2004

Recruiting the Team

Looking to create a full ergonomics team? Consider the following members.
February 1, 2004

When the Goal is MSD Reduction

While it's not the only purpose of ergonomics, injury reduction is a key reason for starting an ergonomics initiative. The following steps outline how to approach and develop a plan for reducing MSDs through ergonomics.