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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 […]
May 31, 2005

New Heat Stress Resources for Firefighters and General Industry

Three new Canadian publications provide guidance for all industries, and firefighting in particular.
May 27, 2005

Bionic Vision: Rare Operation Brings Sight to a Blind Woman

"It's like Robochick!" says Cheri Robertson, one of only 16 people to receive the surgery so far. This blend of bionics and surgery could bring sight to many who are blind ...
May 25, 2005


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May 25, 2005

Unhealthy Hospitals: Medical Errors — The Cost of Ignoring Ergonomics

Americans have reason to fear hospitals. Fatal medical errors lurk there. Humans are usually blamed, without reference to systemic and ergonomic failures behind the mistakes. Hospital administrators see technology as a convenient answer, and some researchers suggest their faith is misplaced ...
May 23, 2005

Sharpen those knives — and Other Advice Omitted by Celebrity TV Chefs

An Australian occupational health professional blames TV chefs for a rash of "repetitive strain injuries" reported by home-cooking enthusiasts. It seems the popular programs have set off such a frenzy...
May 20, 2005

Flex Time Under Pressure in Tight Economy

Despite its undisputed benefits, flex time, which allows workers to set their own hours and schedules, appears to be in decline. The consensus, as expressed in recent management and human resources publications, is that...
May 18, 2005

Creating a Better Fit Between the Internet and Older Adults

Older adults are wary of the Internet, yet are outpacing younger generations in the population, gaining influence and economic clout in the process. Usability engineers are on the track of ergonomic to create a better fit between older users and technology.
May 18, 2005

The Egg — Aimed at Productive Relaxation for Employees

A new invention gives workers a whole 15 minutes of productive relaxation. It joins scores of devices and massage therapies that may help solve workplace stress and increase performance...
May 16, 2005

Report Highlights Gap Between European and US Vacation Time

Europeans enjoy much more vacation time than Americans, and new figures underscore the gap. They may prompt new scrutiny on the ergonomic price of driving paid leave into oblivion in the United States...