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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 […]
July 31, 2006

Confusion Looms As Factor That Could Bedevil November 7 Election

On November 7 ergonomics-minded election authorities could prevent a nationwide polling debacle like the "hanging chads" election of 2000.
July 28, 2006

Rubber Sidewalks Offer Ergonomic Benefits

There appears to be a score of good reason for pulling up concrete sidewalks and replacing them with rubber pavement, and one of them has ergonomic benefits.
July 26, 2006

Fitness Found to be a Factor in Workplace Injury Prevention

A recent study shows physical fitness -- and smoking -- can be useful predictors of an occupational disorder.
July 24, 2006

Medication Errors Study Reveals Alarming Figures

New research reveals that medication errors harm 1.5 million people and kill several thousand each year in the United States. An ergonomic approach to the problem would be to look at human error as a symptom, not the cause.
July 21, 2006

Ease Through Summer Outdoors — In Ergonomic Chairs

Some outdoor seating taps into ergonomics to increase the pleasures of relaxing on the deck or patio.
July 19, 2006

Study Comparing Cell Phone Drivers and Drunk Drivers Delivers Useful Jolt

A recent study compared driving while using a cell phone to drunk driving, a comparison so easily comprehended and so distasteful to most people that its impact was assured. But the dramatic study was only a means to an end.
July 17, 2006

New Talking Camera Opens Up World of Print for Blind People

Talking camera "reads" printed materials, such as newspapers and office memos, for blind and visually-impaired people. It promises to help them towards fuller and more productive lives.
July 14, 2006

Two-billionth Cell Phone User in July: Health Risk Findings Still Contradictory

The world's two-billionth cell phone user was connected up in July. The milestone is a reminder that it is still not clear if the devices are a health menace. Cell phone makers and service carriers say No, but health fears persist.
July 12, 2006

Employee Stoicism, A Blessing or a Symptom?

Employers with zealous, uncomplaining employees and near negligible absenteeism might be forgiven for feeling blessed, but they might be better to feel wary.