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 […]
Musculoskeletal disorders and the exposure to physical factors at work have been key concerns for businesses worldwide. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation Research Committee and the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety will fund studies on MSD prevention.
Eurospeak is the lingua franca of the European Union, but it may not travel well. It is implicated in the recent setback to the European Constitution, and one observer sees it as a sinister modern version of Orwellian newspeak.
In June researchers released findings on the accuracy of a hospital-wide system for reporting medication mistakes. They describe a scourge without pointing fingers, yet a cure may not be found without ergonomics.
Lives depend on the efficacy of warnings. They must be noticed and comprehended, while providing the kind of information that makes the benefits of compliance very clear. Warnings are a natural focus for ergonomists.
The agendas at two upcoming ergonomics conferences exemplify the diversity of the profession. The planned speeches and symposia reflect the wide range - and both conferences mark important anniversaries.