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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 […]
June 30, 2004

Office Workers Choose Ergonomics Over Morale

New study indicates that office workers believe their own productivity is much more likely to be impacted by good ergonomics rather than programs that build morale.
June 30, 2004

Ergonomics at the Summit

Ergoweb's upcoming training seminar in Park City, Utah, is filling fast -- don't miss the opportunity to learn more about ergonomics while enjoying summer in this world-famous mountain town.
June 28, 2004

Easing Up on the Human Factors of Air Traffic Control

New NASA plan aims to remove some of the potential stress from air traffic controllers.
June 25, 2004

Technology Takes Guesswork Out of Downtown for Blind

New technology could make it easier for blind people to maneuver city streets.
June 23, 2004

Garment Workers Find Relief in Grass-Roots Ergonomics

An initiative that started on the ground floor ends up as providing relief and improved working conditions for garment workers in California.
June 21, 2004

Common Pains Don’t Have to Hurt Company Wallet

Small pains like headaches and backaches may not seem important but a recent study show that they can cause productivity problems; plus, how ergonomics literally paid off for one company.
June 18, 2004

State Focuses on Healthcare Ergonomics

Summer conference hopes to help curb ergonomics-preventable injuries for healthcare workers.
June 16, 2004

Too Hot to Be Productive?

Even when heat stress or heat exhaustion aren't the issue, working in the heat can still have negative impacts including loss of productivity.
June 14, 2004

Think the Computer Is a Pain in the Neck? It Probably Is

New study indicates that workers who think their VDUs are causing them a big pain in their necks are probably right.