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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 […]
February 28, 2006

Oh Canada, Today is RSI Day

RSI Day, today February 28, is an opportunity to promote injury prevention, ergonomic issues, and raise awareness about the prevalence of RSIs and their harmful affects.
February 27, 2006

They’re Sly: The Dirty Secret About Office Germs

It turns out that health-conscious employers and employees have more to worry about than whether the office furniture is a good ergonomic fit.
February 22, 2006

Research Summary: Movement Needed In Addressing Forklift Operators Musculoskeletal Disorders

Seven epidemiological studies demonstrated a significant association between forklift operation and low back pain when Waters et al. statistically combined study findings to calculate a meta-odds ratio of 2.13. Surprisingly, no studies were found that examined neck or upper extremity disorders relative to forklift operators.
February 22, 2006

Microsoft Readies its New InfoCard System to Secure Online Activity

There are almost as many ways to log on to a web site as there are web sites. And none is particularly secure in this age of identify theft and "phishing" and other credit card fraud.
February 20, 2006

NIOSH Seeks Public Participation, Input for Town Hall Meetings on NORA

Be heard: NORA town hall meetings began in Dec. 2005, and continue through March 2006 at select locations across the country.
February 15, 2006

Can Cell Phone Use by Medical Personnel Increase Patient Safety?

A study looks at cell phone use by medical personnel as an ergonomic way to treat a problem that plagues hospitals - medical errors.
February 15, 2006

Ontario’s New MSD Prevention Campaign

Employers and many legislators on both sides of the 49th Parallel are heavily armed against ergonomics programs, regarding them as regulation by stealth. So why wasn't the Province of Ontario's "Pains and Sprains" campaign used as target practice when it was introduced in January? The Ergonomics Report goes 'inside' the issue to find out.
February 10, 2006

Ergo Extras This Week

Webinar: Ergonomics for Occupational Hygienists on Musculoskeletal Disorders; and, Danger Lurks in Headsets
February 8, 2006

Research Summaries: Workstyle and Upper-Extremity Symptoms; and, Pathomechanics of Peripheral Nerve Loading

Tim Villnave takes a closer look at two timely topics from current ergonomic research