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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 […]
May 31, 2004

What Makes a Job Hurt?

Study looks at underlying causes of why some jobs are more painful than other jobs.
May 28, 2004

Music Students To Get Ergonomics Education

Students at Northwestern will soon start learning more about how to address the pains of playing instruments.
May 28, 2004

OSHA Releases Final Grocery Guidelines

More than a year after the draft set of guidelines was released, OSHA's finalized grocery guidelines hit the shelves.
May 26, 2004

Productivity Drops for Tired Travelers

Hotels looking for ways to help tired business travelers with their sleep problems may end up boosting worker productivity.
May 24, 2004

Touch Technology Could Be Next Wave of Military Communications

Researchers are toying with the idea of sending messages via vibration to keep emergency communications with already-overloaded soldiers flowing smoothly.
May 21, 2004

Tough Time Handling That Morning Cup of Joe? Try UD Tableware

Potteries put Universal Design into tableware and turn out a hit that works for people of all abilities.
May 19, 2004

Ergonomics Gets a Boost From Make Believe

Recent project sought to determine how to best incorporate virtual reality and virtual environments into the real world of business.
May 17, 2004

Hip Youth Wheelchair Boasts Ergonomics and Style

New wheelchair designed with young users in mind not only fits and maneuvers more effectively than the old school model, it looks cool, too.
May 14, 2004

Will New Video Games Improve Productivity or Increase Risks?

With new gaming systems offering voice recognition, access to instant messaging and other treats, gamers could either get more accomplished or face more injury risks.