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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 […]
September 30, 2005

The “Office of the Future,” Ergonomics in Action for Trimming Obesity

The futuristic office combines work and exercise - think of it as "action ergonomics."
September 28, 2005

Fine-tuning the Health of the Workforce – An Ergonomic Quest

"Fit for work" is a doctor's assessment that a person has no impediment to work. "Physically fit" is something more.
September 28, 2005

ErgoSolutions: “Ergonomic” Loom to Help Reduce Child Labor

Inventor says carpet weavers suffer from major health problems due to poor, archaic loom design
September 26, 2005

Company Sues to Protect Its Version of Predictive-Text Technology

Formidable ergonomics underpins the technology, so it's no surprise the fight has found its way into the courts.
September 23, 2005

Keypad Usability Expert Designs for Faster Text Messaging

It can take all day to tap out a message or browse the Web on a cell phone, and fingers feel all thumbs.
September 21, 2005

Musculoskeletal Disorders – Battling the Big Numbers in the Workplace

Three Leading Ergonomists Weigh In on MSD Prevention
September 21, 2005

ErgoSolutions: Milk, a Dozen Eggs and ‘Your Message Here’

A simple ergonomic solution designed to make plastic bag handling more comfortable and secure for shoppers also holds promise for brand promotion among retailers.
September 16, 2005

Workplace May or May Not be the Villain in Lower Back Pain

When back pain strikes, most people blame their work. According to one expert on the disorder, they might be right, or they might be wrong.
September 14, 2005

Research Into Lower Back Pain and Disability Yields Clues and More Puzzles

Backs have been malfunctioning for millennia. A recent papyrus discovery shows that Egyptians puzzled over back pain 3500 years ago. Hippocrates pondered it some 900 years later. And it's apparent from recent studies that present-day researchers also find the condition perplexing.