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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 […]
March 31, 2004

Poor Office Habits May Impact Pain and Productivity But Workers Aren

British office worker survey indicates that workers can pick out bad office habits but may not be willing to do anything to change them.
March 29, 2004

Truck Drivers, Nursing Aids, Service Employees Have Highest Lost-Time Ergo-Related Injury Rates

New government report offers insight on overexertion, repetitive tasks and MSDs in the workplace.
March 26, 2004

Is That Pain From Work or From a Workout?

Doctors are reporting more soft-tissue injuries coming from off-work activities. Could your own workout be putting you in pain?
March 24, 2004

New 2004 Ergonomics Training Courses

Ergoweb announces three new locations for its 2004 public training course series: Park City, Utah; Baltimore, Maryland; and Houston, Texas.
March 24, 2004

Robotic Legs May Make Difficult Tasks Easier

Two new exoskeletons hope to work with humans to make tasks like lifting and movement simpler and less risky for their wearers.
March 22, 2004

Late Shift Workers Need Ergonomics

Study shows that workers on the late shift may be more susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders.
March 19, 2004

Putting What Women Really Want Into a Car

Automaker uses a women-only approach to develop a concept car that fits the needs of the users.
March 17, 2004

Readers Respond: Statistics, Health Care, Worker’s Comp and Workplace Control

Ergoweb's readers give their own opinions on recent news stories.
March 15, 2004

Hospital Design Could Be Set Up For Failure

New U.K. report sheds light on how ergonomic design could contribute to the reduction of medical errors.