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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 […]
November 30, 2004

Male or Female — Who Really Reports More MSDs In The Workplace?

Men or women -- who really reports more MSDs in the workplace? Researchers find a surprising answer.
November 29, 2004

Back Pain Ages Brain Prematurely

Researchers find that back pain may affect brain shrinkage the same way age does.
November 26, 2004

NIOSH Publishes Guide For Ergonomic Tool Selection

NIOSH publishes guide to help select tools with ergonomics in mind.
November 23, 2004

How Chairs Make Us Sit

A look at some of the theories behind working postures and how they're put into use in the workplace.
November 19, 2004

New Playground Design Makes Play More Accessible

Turning to universal design, a group creates a playground that shuns the swing but still has fun.
November 17, 2004

Can Ergonomics ‘Fix’ Certain Vision Problems?

According to researchers in two separate studies, the answer may be yes.
November 17, 2004

Study Links Computer Use To Glaucoma

Researchers in Japan connect heavy computer use to a higher risk of developing glaucoma, while experts elsewhere have questions and are calling for more research.
November 16, 2004

Older is Better. . . Sometimes

Older may actually be better when it comes to incident rates for work-related back pain.
November 15, 2004

EU Wants Answer To Preventing MSDs

The EU is taking its question to the frontlines, asking workers and employers for their opinions on the best way for countries in Europe to prevent workplace MSDs.