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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 […]
July 30, 2004

Are Web Sites Working for Older Users?

Recent study looks at the usability of websites and finds they don't always "fit" their intended, older audience.
July 28, 2004

Time to Learn How To Use That Ergonomic Equipment?

Liberty Mutual's research indicates that today's ergonomic office equipment is just fine but the set up may still need tweaking.
July 26, 2004

Women Much More Likely to Develop MSDs

New research indicates that women have a much better chance of developing MSDs than was once thought.
July 23, 2004

Airlines Try to Ease the Physical Pain of Flying

In-flight exercise may be all the rage, but modifying seating areas could have a greater impact on passenger comfort.
July 21, 2004

Hands-Free Cell Phone Laws May Be Unsafe

NHTSA points to research that indicates driving while phoning is dangerous no matter how it's done.
July 19, 2004

Court Overturns Trucker Regulations In Favor of Health and Safety

A U.S. federal appeals court overturns new truck driver regulations citing the potential for back injury and poor performance on the part of drivers.
July 16, 2004

Are Ergonomists Really Consulted in Mobile Phone Design?

Smaller keypads, tiny screens. . . do designers really take ergonomics into consideration when creating new mobile phones?
July 14, 2004

Sea Sickness Could Improve Ergonomics

New study hoping to determine how the brain reacts to sea sickness so work at sea can be a little more agreeable.
July 12, 2004

Error Rates for Nurses Increase With Length of Shifts

New study shows that shifts over 12 hours could equal an increase in errors by nurses.