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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 […]
September 29, 2004

Carpal Tunnel Screening Not Worth It For Employers

New study determines that nerve conduction tests may not be cost-effective pre-hire screening tools.
September 29, 2004

California Bans Hand Weeding

In an attempt to reduce injuries associated with pulling weeds, California bans hand-weeding by farm workers.
September 29, 2004

Mainstreaming Ergonomics Into Popular Culture

"Ergonomics has long suffered from a public relations problem," says Philip Jacobs, CPE, CSP. Hoping to add some "hip" to ergonomics' sensible side, here are Jacobs' ideas for taking ergonomics into prime time.
September 27, 2004

Nine Points to Consider When Buying An Anti-Fatigue Mat

Not all mats are created equally. Tips to use when purchasing an anti-fatigue mat.
September 25, 2004

CompX Names New President

CompX International, parent company of CompX ErgonomX, names new president to its precision slides division.
September 25, 2004

Magnitude Announces Another Equity Financing Round

Magnitude Information Systems, Inc., announces equity financing round.
September 24, 2004

Applying Ergonomics Proves Profitable for Gatorade

Applying some well-planned research, says one designer, is the answer to making successful products that truly are ergonomic.
September 22, 2004

Managing MSDs: Working Through Return-to-Work

What works in Return-to-Work? The experts offer the solutions, concerns and reasons for getting an injured worker back into the job as soon as practical.
September 22, 2004

Can Worker Earnings Be Impacted by Ergonomics Regulations?

How does an ergonomics standard affect workers, from a financial perspective? A recent Michigan study set out to find the answer.