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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 […]
March 31, 2006

Is the Growing Use of Smaller Devices Taking a Toll on Our Eyesight?

"With the proliferation of portable electronic devices it is no surprise that eye care professionals are seeing more patients who complain of ocular discomfort." - Dr. Jeffrey Anshel.
March 29, 2006

Research Summary: Are Physical Work Factors Predictors of Future Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Development?

Repetitive tasks and heavy lifting performed at work in 1984 had an inverse relationship to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome over the subsequent 17 years in a prospective study.
March 28, 2006

Rhode Island Introduces Safe Patient Handling Legislation

Recently, Rhode Island introduced "An Act Relating to Health and Safety - Safe Patient Handling Legislation" into both the House and the Senate.
March 27, 2006

Plan to attend the HFES 50th Annual Meeting!

HFES is urging members to submit proposals, or reserve an exhibit or sponsorship early
March 23, 2006

New Safe Patient Handling Program Aims to Change Painful Picture

It is no surprise that the nursing profession is leading the drive to win acceptance in the nation's hospitals and nursing homes for the mechanical aids that remove the strain from patient handling.
March 22, 2006

Netherlands Hosts 16th World Congress on Ergonomics

The World Congress of Ergonomics brings ergonomists together from around the world every three years at a venue that enhances both the exchange of ideas and information and conviviality
March 20, 2006

New Review Series from HFES Covers Diverse Human Factors/Ergonomics Topics

Each volume of Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics focuses on findings that are applicable in real-world contexts, especially to the design of devices, systems, or processes that people use or with which they interact.
March 15, 2006

Safe Patient Handling Program Training and Other Initiatives

Patients can
March 14, 2006

Fit to Print? OSHA Unveils New Printing Industry Ergonomics eTool

America's printing industry has a new resource to help keep workers safe on the job - Ergonomics in the Printing Industry eTool - the latest interactive web-based training tool unveiled this week by OSHA.