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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 […]
October 30, 2006

Cell Phones Linked to Sperm Damage

A new study implicates cell phones in infertility, but the findings should be read in context: there is no consensus on the issue of cell phones and medical disorders.
October 27, 2006

State Court Confirms Power of Washington’s Ergonomics Rules

Washington's Supreme Court decided in October that the repeal by voters of an ergonomics initiative in 2003 does not undermine the state's authority to address safety hazards.
October 25, 2006

Cubicle Nostalgia and the Next Generation Office

Many of the alternative workspace strategies corporations are discovering involve displacing office cubicle dwellers. They may need to tread carefully.
October 23, 2006

Engaged Listening Detects What Customers Are Really Saying

Skilled listening is an ancient art that has found a new application in technology originally developed for eavesdropping.
October 20, 2006

Pubs, Other Landmarks Could be Answer to Satnav Distraction

Pubs, traffic lights and other landmarks may be the answer to the distractions associated with satnavs, the popular in-car satellite navigation systems.
October 18, 2006

Today’s Cell Phones Loaded With Functions – and Confusion

The abundance of functions on today's cell phones leave many consumers confused. The industry is working to ease the confusion, but consumers can't count on seeing an increase of stripped-down phones any time soon.
October 16, 2006

“5 Why?”

When they have a problem to solve, organizations frequently address only the symptoms. The "5 Why?" strategy steers them to the root cause, the source of effective measures.
October 13, 2006

Enjoyment from Apple

If experts who regard the iPod as a health hazard are on the mark, suing the maker, Apple, could become as popular as the iconic music player.
October 11, 2006

Transportation Accident Investigation Methods Drive Future Prevention Efforts

If the preventative measures that usually result from investigations are effective, transportation accidents should be rare. They are not. Two recent accidents and recent research together suggest the problem could lie in the way the probes are conducted.