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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 […]
June 29, 2005

Texas Passes First Safe Patient Handling Legislation in U.S.

The State of Texas has passed TX SB 1525, the first state legislation signed into law requiring hospitals and nursing homes to implement a safe patient handling and movement program.
June 29, 2005

When is a Product Ergonomically Designed?

The marketplace is awash with products promoted as "ergonomically designed." Some are. For the rest the description is meaningless, unsubstantiated, just marketing "fluff."
June 27, 2005

Job Satisfaction Polls

Two reputable surveys reported in June indicate that most employees give their jobs the thumbs up, while polls published earlier in 2005 show thumbs pointing south.
June 24, 2005

Connection Court Tests an Alliance’s Vision of an Ideal Remote Workplace

When corporate heavyweights unite behind a project it's reasonable to conclude they see the future. Their vision? Connection courts - mall-based remote offices designed specifically for the growing mobile work force.
June 22, 2005

Live From New York…

The 4th Annual Eastern Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (EECE) is underway in bustling Times Square.
June 22, 2005

Is Overtime Killing Your Ergonomic Efforts?

As the U.S. economy continues to improve, employers are relying heavily on existing employees to meet the increased demand for goods and services.
June 20, 2005

Ergonomic Guidelines, Conference May Improve Safety for Nursing Home Caregivers

Nursing home caregivers work in one of the most hazardous occupations in the country, but can't count on federal legislation to protect them.
June 17, 2005

Ergonomic Martinis — Mixed With Flair

Few people recognize ergonomics at work when the bartender mixes their cocktail. The new advertising campaign of a leading liqueur maker may change all that.
June 15, 2005

Swiss and United States scientists collaborate to build a brain

The world's first artificial brain is on the way.