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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 […]
January 31, 2005

New Phone Takes Talking Text Messages

Samsung introduces a talking text message system that may even help reduce certain injury risks for persistent text messagers.
January 28, 2005

Getting an Ergonomic Chair Now Requires a Doctor’s Note

Employees of one Texas county now have to show medical proof of need before they'll be able to sit in an ergonomic chair.
January 26, 2005

Effecting Change–Getting Workers to Adopt the Right Behavior

Getting workers to adopt a behavior change involves more than just telling them "because we said so." Find out what research points to as the most effective ways of changing behavior in the workplace.
January 26, 2005

Worker Conditions In Meat Industry Come Under Fire

Human rights group's report accuses U. S. meat industry of putting workers at risk; meat industry representatives retaliate, pointing to errors in the report and touting their own actions that focus on ergonomics and safety.
January 25, 2005

Details — What It Takes To Make Change

Research looks at what it takes to get workers to make behavioral changes.
January 24, 2005

Whiplash Study Focuses On Poor Head Restraint Design

Head restraints and seats that are properly designed for the task of protecting drivers, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rate best in a recent study on whiplash.
January 21, 2005

Work While Snowboarding?

Snowboard gear manufacturer finds a way to make snowboarders more productive on the slopes by helping them ride and work at the same time.
January 19, 2005

Are More OSHA Guidelines On the Way?

After meeting for two years, the National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics (NACE) hands its list of recommendations to OSHA, including specifics regarding which industries are overdue for ergonomics guidelines. NACE's chair, Carter Kerk, Ph.D., CPE, talks to The Ergonomics ReportTM about NACE's recommendations and how they may affect businesses in the future.
January 19, 2005

Are Long Shifts Dangerous For Drivers?

Research and rules take a deeper look at the impact of long work shifts on truck drivers, medical interns and everyone else on the road.