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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 […]
February 28, 2005

Computer Decisions Could Reduce Medical Errors

Study finds that computerized decision-making systems can help reduce errors in healthcare.
February 25, 2005

Fido’s Ergonomic Treatment

Recent innovations in pet care include ergonomics for both man and beast.
February 23, 2005

CRT versus LCD: Ergonomically, Which One Wins?

Looking to replace an old monitor? Experts and users offer their input on the ergonomics considerations of the LCD monitor in relation to the traditional CRT.
February 23, 2005

Seniors Reporting Greater Number of Injuries

Report indicates that seniors are racking up injuries faster than ever and should be made more aware of injury potential, particularly in seemingly safe locations.
February 23, 2005

Tips for Making Computer Work Easier On the Eyes

Tips for making computer work easier on the workers' eyes (originally appeared in The Ergonomics ReportTM on November 17, 2004).
February 21, 2005

Worms and Slugs Could Improve Ergonomics

Newly-developed devices modeled after slithering creatures could help improve the way certain medical, and non-medical, procedures are performed.
February 18, 2005

Reducing Risks at Rock Concerts?

New study suggests that giving out free ear plugs at rock concerts could reduce potential hearing loss for attendees, but how many attendees are really willing to use them?
February 16, 2005

Do-It-Yourself: Creating a Tool That’s Fit For You

It doesn't always take a team of professionals to improve upon a design. The Ergonomics Report looks at what happens when the user of a tool develops an idea, from start to finish, of how it could become something even better.
February 16, 2005

Do-It-Yourself Fabrication Could Be a Reality Thanks to FabLabs

FabLabs, MIT's miniature manufacturing plants, could help turn concepts like a single, customized ergonomic tool, into a reality for almost anyone.