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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 […]
October 31, 2005

British Airline

From an ergonomics point of view, everything was wrong with the force, posture and repetition associated with 28-year-old Elizabeth King
October 28, 2005

Advice: Put Ergonomics Ahead of Car Lust When Buying New Wheels

No need to kick those tires either.
October 26, 2005

ErgoSolutions: Spotlight on Seating

It's a truism of ergonomics - a comfortable, well-fitted office chair enhances employee productivity and safety - and top seating manufacturers have embraced it.
October 26, 2005

Seating “The Unseatables” – A Look at a Growing Trend

The Ergonomics Report™ talked to several manufacturers to see how they meet the challenge of seating "the unseatables" – employees whose size or proportions turn any standard chair into a torment.
October 24, 2005

“Blackberry Thumb” – A Painful But Avoidable Musculoskeletal Disorder

It afflicts road warriors and others who overuse their Blackberry – or any of the other handheld devices with a miniature keyboard designed for thumb tapping.
October 21, 2005

Reporter’s Pain Makes a Case for Early Ergonomic Intervention

In October Washington Post reporter Robin Wright blamed the ergonomics of the armrests on her new office chair, in part, for an "enduring medical misadventure." The blame is misplaced.
October 19, 2005

Ergo Excellence: Michigan Rubber Products Honored for Ergonomic Innovation

Michigan Rubber, a manufacturer of automotive parts, is only the second company in the past year to receive the MIOSHA award.
October 19, 2005

Ergonomics & Healthcare

In the last 30 years the delivery of health care in the United States has increasingly been shifted from hospitals to patients' homes. One of the fastest growing sectors of the health care industry, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks home care as the fourth largest growth occupation.
October 17, 2005

ErgoSolutions for Dentists

Although CTS is generally reported to affect only about 0.5 % of the population, it has been found to be 50 times or more greater among dentists.