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October 10, 2019

Leveraging Ergonomic Design Guidelines

Effective ergonomics processes emphasize both improvement and prevention – reducing ergonomics risks in existing operations while ensuring the ergonomics acceptability of new products and equipment.  Ergonomic […]
September 26, 2019

Why Standardize Your Workplace Ergonomics Assessment Tools?

Successful ergonomics improvement programs include at least these 4 steps: Identifying Potential Ergonomics Issues Ergonomics Assessment Tools Controlling Ergonomics Risks Cost Justifying Ergonomic Improvements If your […]
September 18, 2019

Accelerate Workplace Ergonomics by Systematically Linking to Lean and Six Sigma

Successful workplace ergonomics programs drive improvements that reduce ergonomics risk while making jobs easier, effective and less painful for workers. Since Lean and Six Sigma programs […]
September 11, 2019

5 Proven Ways to Identify Workplace Ergonomics Issues

Successful ergonomics initiatives are designed to drive workplace ergonomics improvements that reduce risk while making jobs easier and less painful for workers. A robust approach that […]
July 18, 2019

Ergonomics Analysis: Checklists vs. Assessments

What’s the difference between an ergonomics checklist and an ergonomics assessment tool, and when should one or the other be used? In general, they may seem […]
July 17, 2019

VIDEO: Quick Tips Managing Ergonomics for Non-Repetitive Jobs

Ergonomics can be challenging, particularly when trying to assess ergonomics in non-repetitive (non-cyclical) jobs. Here we offer a few tips you can start using today.  For […]
July 1, 2019

Is Ergonomics Analysis Helping or Hurting your Ergonomics Improvement Process?

Ergonomics is an improvement process that, when successful, achieves meaningful outcomes such as less muscle fatigue, increased productivity, and reduced number and severity of work-related MSDs […]
June 20, 2019

Infographic: Improving Ergonomics for Field Workers

What can you control? Improving ergonomics for field workers pays back by reducing risk exposure and improving job performance. This infographic captures the main things you […]
June 17, 2019

Why It’s So Hard to Assess Ergonomics in Non-Repetitive Jobs

Ergonomics assessment of repetitive work – where the work area, materials, and tools are consistent and cycles are short enough that you can observe the activity […]
May 10, 2006

How Hotel Work is Hurting Housekeepers

A sojourn in an upscale hotel comes at a price, and guests are not the only ones paying it.
May 9, 2006


As one more tool for keeping computerized accounts safer from intruders, a California researcher is training users to remember their passwords.
May 8, 2006

Study: Be Wary of Gardening Tools Labeled ‘Ergonomic’

Today's gardeners can find comfort in all the 'ergonomic' gardening tools for sale, right? Not so fast.
May 3, 2006

Revised Boeing Incentives Program Shows Ergonomic Thinking Pays

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing outdid Wall Street's expectations in April, reporting a 29 percent surge in net income on the back of a 12 percent jump in revenues.
May 3, 2006

Occupational Injury/Illness – It’s a Hazy Scene

Research Summary of "Characterizing the Burden of Occupational Injury and Disease," by Tim Villnave, M.S.P.H., D.C.
May 1, 2006

Gardening Doesn’t Have to Hurt – The Challenge of Finding the Right Hand Tools

Gardeners know that digging, hoeing, planting and pruning are a pain, but they should also know that tending plants doesn't have to hurt.