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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 […]
August 30, 2004

Dutch Population Growing In Every Direction

Recent survey finds that Dutch are getting both taller and wider.
August 27, 2004

Ergonomics Helps Music But the Players Prove Reluctant

All sorts of ergonomics fixes are available, but still musicians aren't always ready to adopt ergonomics to reduce their unique work-related injuries.
August 25, 2004

Norwegian Companies Look to Ergonomics To Curb Rising Absenteeism

Facing absenteeism rates of 25 percent, Norwegian companies are banking on ergonomics concepts to get workers to come to work.
August 23, 2004

Federal Workers Reap Benefits of Assistive Technology

Faster return to work and ease of completing tasks are both by-products of outreach efforts intended to help federal office workers with disabilities work more productively.
August 20, 2004

Work Schedule Doesn’t Fit? Now You Can Buy a Nap

For workers who just can't seem to get enough accomplished at work due to lack of sleep, a company in New York offers ultra short-term accommodations specifically designed for the power nap.
August 18, 2004

Government Regrouping May Downplay Workplace Safety

The CDC's reorganization plans leave groups wondering how occupational safety and health will be impacted.
August 16, 2004

Change Is Bad For Nurses’ Backs

Study indicates that changes in the health care system may be causing increases in musculoskeletal disorders in nurses.
August 15, 2004

More Than One Way to Develop an MSD

A look at other workplace- and worker-risk factors for developing MSDs and determining how to eliminate those risk factors before they can cause damage.
August 14, 2004

Can Anyone Really Know Who Will Develop an Injury?

Some people get hurt, some people don't. Dr. Brian Peacock, Space Human Factors Engineering Discipline Coordinating Scientist of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, offers his opinions regarding why, as well as advice for determining who might be at the greatest risk of developing an MSD.