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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 […]
May 30, 2006

“Our fingers are always on a button.” A Review of Recent Articles about Multitasking

There are 6,290,470 references in Google to multitasking, and almost that many opinions on whether it is counterproductive or the greatest time-management aid since the wristwatch.
May 28, 2006

Snub “Julie.” Talk to a Human On The Phone

If anyone ever inaugurates an ergonomics "hall of shame," automated phone response systems are certain to be prize exhibits.
May 24, 2006

Study Redirects Blame for Air Passenger DVT, but May Not End Lawsuits

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - often called "economy class syndrome" - has been connected to long-distance travel since the 1950s.
May 24, 2006

Airbus Denies Standing-Room “Seat” Plan, but the Idea Could Still Fly

If an idea attributed to Airbus in April ever flies, there will be both "seats" and seats in economy class.
May 23, 2006

From the UK

An entertaining and informative article this week from the UK
May 21, 2006

Ergonomic Putter Designed to Save Backs and Improve Aim

The golfing world is about to find out what ergonomics can do for putting. If the new Straight-Aim
May 18, 2006

The Effect of Wrist Surgery on Carpal Canal Pressure For CTS Subjects

Study volunteers had pre-operative diagnosis of CTS determined through symptoms, physical signs, and electrodiagnostic studies.
May 17, 2006

Ergonomist Provides Tips for Creating an Ergonomic Workspace

Research shows up to 95 per cent of Canadians
May 14, 2006

OSHA and Dow Chemical Company Renew Alliance and Focus on Ergonomics

The Alliance will continue to focus on sharing information among OSHA employees and industry safety and health professionals regarding Dow's best practices, such as ergonomics and motor vehicle safety case studies.