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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 […]
August 31, 2005

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August 31, 2005

Review Suggests Back Pain Takes Back Seat for Many Doctors

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August 29, 2005

Factors Cited in Texas Explosion Point to Ergonomic Issues

In an unprecedented move, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued an urgent recommendation on August 17 that requests BP create an independent panel to review the safety culture at the company's North American operations.
August 26, 2005

Safety Experts Consider Implications of Changes to Truckers’ Hours

Regarded as a gift for the trucking and retail industries, the now 11-hour workday is three hours longer than safety experts recommend for drivers.
August 24, 2005

Mark Your Calendar – 5 Ergo Events for Fall

Ergonomics is a dynamic, growing field with no shortage of new research, training information and timely application studies. Now that summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to class, you can too.
August 24, 2005

The OSHA Ergonomics Standard Revisited

Ten years in the making, the Ergonomics Program Standard of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was introduced in 2000. The supporters' triumph was short lived: the Standard was discredited and repealed the following year. From supporters' reactions to some recent OSHA letter writing, it's clear the defeat still rankles.
August 22, 2005

New Study Recasts Cell Phones as Effective Teaching Tool

Most schools ban cell phones in the classrooms, and a new study suggests that may be a mistake.
August 19, 2005

New Device Could Help Individuals with Paralysis Maintain Fitness

A new device that helps a paralyzed Briton to keep fit illustrates two phenomena
August 17, 2005

Back to Back Pain for Students?

Backpacks remain one of today's hottest items among students, and come in a variety of sizes, colors - even the jersey of your kid's favorite NBA team. But has backpack fashion left function behind?