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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 […]
July 29, 2005

Cornell University Study to Revisit the Thermostat Challenge

Picture an asphalt roadway blistering in the summer heat. In the air-conditioned offices nearby, some employees are blowing on their hands for warmth while others in the same office are fanning themselves.
July 27, 2005

Ergonomics and Usability of the Incredible Shrinking Cell Phone

The miniaturization trend in consumer electronics, especially cell phone design, shows no signs of slowing down.
July 27, 2005

Are Cell Phones Dangerous? It’s Still An Open Question

It's easy to blame cell phones for accidents and health problems. Fixing the blame is another matter.
July 25, 2005

Public Outreach — Taking the Ergonomics Message to the People

Few people, it seems, have an accurate idea of the breadth and benefits of the field. A drive is under way to take the message to the people, a public outreach mission that rubs against some common misconceptions.
July 22, 2005

From Australia, News of Bras that Fail Ergonomically

Think of a function, and there is probably a bra designed for that very purpose. Yet, according to two recent news items from Australia, many women may not be receiving the full ergonomic benefit
July 20, 2005

Contemporary Ergonomics

In recent decades ergonomics has ventured into "isms," picked up appellations and forged working alliances with other professions. Even a cursory look at some of the specialties and applications shows a field of great breadth. Yet public perception of ergonomics is very narrow, a circumstance that is causing introspection in the profession and encouraging action.
July 20, 2005

Association of Canadian Ergonomists

ACE 2005 organizers say this year
July 18, 2005

New Research – Time-wasting Costs Employers Billions of Dollars

In one stroke a study released in July destroyed the idea that Americans are all work and no play, and told employers they have something new to worry about.
July 15, 2005

2006 Conferences Call for Presentations

2006 Conferences Seeking Ergo Expertise