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October 10, 2019

Leveraging Ergonomic Design Guidelines

Effective ergonomics processes emphasize both improvement and prevention – reducing ergonomics risks in existing operations while ensuring the ergonomics acceptability of new products and equipment.  Ergonomic […]
September 26, 2019

Why Standardize Your Workplace Ergonomics Assessment Tools?

Successful ergonomics improvement programs include at least these 4 steps: Identifying Potential Ergonomics Issues Ergonomics Assessment Tools Controlling Ergonomics Risks Cost Justifying Ergonomic Improvements If your […]
September 18, 2019

Accelerate Workplace Ergonomics by Systematically Linking to Lean and Six Sigma

Successful workplace ergonomics programs drive improvements that reduce ergonomics risk while making jobs easier, effective and less painful for workers. Since Lean and Six Sigma programs […]
September 11, 2019

5 Proven Ways to Identify Workplace Ergonomics Issues

Successful ergonomics initiatives are designed to drive workplace ergonomics improvements that reduce risk while making jobs easier and less painful for workers. A robust approach that […]
July 18, 2019

Ergonomics Analysis: Checklists vs. Assessments

What’s the difference between an ergonomics checklist and an ergonomics assessment tool, and when should one or the other be used? In general, they may seem […]
July 17, 2019

VIDEO: Quick Tips Managing Ergonomics for Non-Repetitive Jobs

Ergonomics can be challenging, particularly when trying to assess ergonomics in non-repetitive (non-cyclical) jobs. Here we offer a few tips you can start using today.  For […]
July 1, 2019

Is Ergonomics Analysis Helping or Hurting your Ergonomics Improvement Process?

Ergonomics is an improvement process that, when successful, achieves meaningful outcomes such as less muscle fatigue, increased productivity, and reduced number and severity of work-related MSDs […]
June 20, 2019

Infographic: Improving Ergonomics for Field Workers

What can you control? Improving ergonomics for field workers pays back by reducing risk exposure and improving job performance. This infographic captures the main things you […]
June 17, 2019

Why It’s So Hard to Assess Ergonomics in Non-Repetitive Jobs

Ergonomics assessment of repetitive work – where the work area, materials, and tools are consistent and cycles are short enough that you can observe the activity […]
June 15, 2005

Swiss and United States scientists collaborate to build a brain

The world's first artificial brain is on the way.
June 13, 2005

Radio Frequency Identification tagging sees a mixed welcome

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags have entered the business world at invasion strength...
June 10, 2005


Absenteeism is a crippling headache for British employers, and there is a race for a cure...
June 8, 2005

Interview: Jack Kelley, Influential Furniture Designer

When Jack Kelley began his career as a furniture designer in the 1960s, he had never heard of ergonomics. Few people had. Interviewed for The Ergonomics Report
June 8, 2005

Should Workplace Stress Be Considered an Injury or a Disease?

A Canadian labour leader says workplace stress should be treated as an injury, not a disease. Doing so, she suggests, could encourage employers to take workplace stress more seriously, and ...
June 6, 2005

Lapdesks for poor South African Schools — A First-class Ergonomic Solution

These portable desks are an example of applied ergonomics in developing countries. In common with all clever ergonomic solutions, the desks address multiple issues...
June 2, 2005

Insomnia is Sometimes Imagined, According to a British Study

A study by two experimental psychologists in Britain reveals that insomnia is sometimes imagined, a finding that may lead to new ways of treating a disorder that causes economic and ergonomic havoc...
June 1, 2005

Ergonomic Patient Care

Notebook PCs bolted to hospital trolleys and wheeled from patient to patient may soon replace hospital charts dangling from the bedside. The new system is an example of real value delivered through an ergonomic process...
June 1, 2005

The “Back to Flight” Space Shuttle Mission — Exploring of Egonomics in Space

Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off in July for the International Space Station. The Ergonomics Report takes an exclusive look at some ergonomics and human factors issues impacting the Shuttle and its astronauts.