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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 […]
April 30, 2004

Really, the Life of a Rock Star Can Be Painful

Recent reports of MSD and other occupational injuries for rock stars may indicate that even the dreamiest job has its downside.
April 28, 2004

Could High Worker’s Comp Be the Employer’s Fault?

Insurance representatives assert that part of the reason for high worker's compensation rates could be the result of not putting injured workers back on the job.
April 26, 2004

Researchers Seek To Stop Vibration Pain

While researchers are looking for future ways of halting the impact of vibration from hand tools through medical management, ergonomics is already adept at reducing the impact.
April 23, 2004

Ergonomically Designed Potty May Let Wearer Go Anywhere

Self-contained, 'ergonomically-designed' personal potty means wearers get relief wherever and whenever they need it.
April 21, 2004

Ergonomics to Work for Autistic Children

Researchers are looking at ways of employing ergonomics for creating environments tailored to work with autistic children.
April 19, 2004

CA Gets New Worker’s Comp Law

Governor expected to sign the Worker's Compensation reform bill into law today.
April 16, 2004

Aging Eyes Can Benefit from Ergonomics

New reports focus on the impending vision problems of an aging population, but ergonomics can help accommodate declining vision, particularly for computer users.
April 14, 2004

Driving Considered Most Dangerous Part of the Job

New government report indicates that driving may be the most dangerous activity workers engage in.
April 12, 2004

Dull Jobs Could Make the Shoulder Ache

New study indicates that shoulder pain isn't always just the result of physically-demanding jobs, sometimes it's even associated with boredom.