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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 1, 2004

Survey Count May Not Reflect Workplace Injury/Illness Risk

Survey Count May Not Reflect Workplace Injury/Illness Risk.
March 1, 2004

Best Tool Handle Size?

Best Tool Handle Size?
March 1, 2004

Repetitive Shoulder Movement Biggest Factor For Neck/Shoulder Pain

Repetitive Shoulder Movement Biggest Factor For Neck/Shoulder Pain.
March 1, 2004

Improving Business Performance Through Ergonomics

Ben Zavitz, CPE, discussed how to integrate ergonomics into an existing intitiative like Five S, Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma.
March 1, 2004

Ergonomics Programs Work: The Emperor Has Wonderful Clothes

Alan Hedge, Ph.D., CPE, explores the value, in dollars and cents, of ergonomics programs.
March 1, 2004

Show Me the Money

Three steps to justifying ergonomics.
March 1, 2004

Caution–It May Cost More to Do Nothing

While doing nothing might seem inexpensive, statistics and experts don't agree.
March 1, 2004

Taking a Back Road to Progress

The University of Wisconsin taps a unique source for communicating ergonomics to their agricultural audience.
March 1, 2004

Buddy, When It’s Ergonomics, Can You Spare a Dime?

An inside look at how to get funding for an ergonomics initiative.