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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 […]
October 29, 2004

Voting System Needs Ergonomics

Researcher says that the current system of voting in the United States still needs ergonomics and human-factors related improvements.
October 27, 2004

Adjustability Offers More Than Just Comfort

Studies show that adjustable workstations can give workers or students more than just a little comfortable relief.
October 27, 2004

To Sit Or To Stand In The Office

Can work posture improve worker productivity? Studies, experts and even U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld believe it can. Find out more about how it can affect your work operation.
October 26, 2004

IDM Releases New Ergonomics Testing Kit

IDM releases new Mark-10 Ergonomics Testing Kit.
October 26, 2004

Casino Improves Player Comfort With Ergonomic Slots

Sands Casino adds ergonomic chairs to its high-limit slot room.
October 26, 2004

Work Injury/Illness Causation: the Picture Becomes More Complete

Low family income and rural living location were two demographic characteristics found to be associated with the occurrence of work related injuries.
October 25, 2004

Wrap Rage? Ergonomics Could Make That Package Easier To Open

Got a package that's hard to open? Design experts say ergonomics could help.
October 22, 2004

Sex Workers Get Ergonomics Guidelines

New Zealand government proves every occupation can benefit from ergonomics, even the sex trade.
October 20, 2004

Comfort Means Productivity For Office Workers

Two new studies show that office workers are more productive when temperature and posture are comfortable. Research and practice also indicates that both factors can affect worker productivity.