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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 […]
December 24, 2004

Better Ice Skate Through Ergonomics

New hinged-boot skate hopes to reduce injuries with the added bonus of improving jumps and performance.
December 22, 2004

Can Airline Maintenance Errors Be the Result of Sleepy Workers?

In an attempt to reduce crashes resulting from maintenance errors, the FAA is beginning to put a greater effort into worker fatigue and other human factors issues.
December 22, 2004

Sleep – It’s Just Part of the Job

If productivity seems to be waning as the year comes to an end, it could have less to do with workers in a holiday state-of-mind and more to do with an overall lack of sleep.
December 21, 2004

Not All States Are Created Equal In Cost of Work Injuries

Study finds that when it comes to work related injuries, the costs vary from state to state.
December 20, 2004

Tight Deadlines, Working In IT

New research indicates that information technology professionals may be setting themselves up for injuries.
December 17, 2004

Ergonomics Reduces Arthritis Disability

New study finds that ergonomics may be the most efficient means of keeping a worker with rheumatoid arthritis on the job.
December 15, 2004

Ergonomics For Profit – Why Isn’t That Product Labeled ‘Ergonomic’?

Why do some products designed around the principles of ergonomics not carry an "ergonomics" label? Designers discuss the ergonomics behind a great product and why adhering the label "ergonomic" isn't always in vogue.
December 15, 2004

Oh the Pain of Parenthood

Along with that bundle of joy can come a bundle of aches and pains.
December 15, 2004

Finally an Answer to That Burning Laptop Question…

Yes, says research, using a laptop can cause male infertility, and possibly burn the penis, too.