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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 […]
August 30, 2006

Comair Jet Crash Brings Human Factors to Forefront

The question is whether the most recent aviation accident, the crash of a Comair jet in Kentucky on August 27, will prompt the authorities to put more energy into anticipating and preventing human error.
August 28, 2006

Experts Issue More Health Warnings Against Sexy High Heels

Sexy stiletto heels give women a lift - at a price. Experts say they should carry a health warning. Now two doctors in Britain are saying alcohol and high heels don't mix.
August 25, 2006

12th Annual National Ergonomics Conference & Exposition Adds 6th Track for Total of 80 Sessions

NECE-2006, at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas from November 28 to December 1, is one of the most important event of the year for professionals looking to improve productivity, reduce workplace injuries and grow the bottom line.
August 23, 2006

Experts Comment on Changes In the Nature of Terrorism – First in Series

The face of terrorism is changing, and the success or failure of counterterrorism measures is likely to depend on how well the authorities understand the changes.
August 18, 2006

Revisited Study May Help Employers Meet the Workplace Thermostat Challenge

Does the mind play a bigger role in being too hot or too cold at work than the thermostat? A revisited study says Yes.
August 16, 2006

American and European Ergonomics Conferences Seek Presenters

Two conferences, the Applied Ergonomics Conference and the Ergonomics Society's Annual Conference, both to be held in 2007, seek proposals for papers and workshops.
August 16, 2006

Lumbar Discs Increase In Height and Volume with Aging

A new study quantifies the deterioration in lumbar health of older individuals
August 16, 2006

Bureau of Labor Statistics Annual Survey of Work Related Injury/Illness Way Off

The State of Michigan's statistics on work-related injury and illness are inaccurate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Annual Survey, and grossly underestimated.
August 16, 2006

Terror Plot Exposes Difficulties of Making Aviation Safer

The present piecemeal introduction of security measures following revelations about the foiled bomb plot in Britain is increasing the chaos and increasing the risks to travelers: confusion is an asset for would-be terrorists.