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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 […]
November 29, 2006

Wrong Surgeries Guesswork Impedes Way Forward

Surgeons are known to remove the wrong limbs or organs, slice into the wrong side of bodies and perform surgery on the wrong patients. The question is, how often?
November 24, 2006

Move It! Campaign Teaches Healthier Postures to Youngsters

Musculoskeletal disorders are regarded as a problem for working adults, but youngsters are also vulnerable. A campaign and web site launched in New Zealand sets the record straight and highlights prevention measures.
November 22, 2006

For Satnav makers, Bumps Ahead in the Route to Usability

Satnav receivers appear to be on the way to meeting consumer needs for usability. The provision of good navigation instructions is another issue.
November 21, 2006

Ernestine Carey passes away on November 4, 2006

Ernestine Carey, whose knowledge of work study tools and methods came from growing up in a family where theories were lived as well as postulated, died in November at the age of 98.
November 20, 2006

World Usability Day Delivered a Message

The message of World Usability Day in 2007 clearly found some takers, but there appears to be plenty of room for more.
November 17, 2006

Virginia Police Switch from “10-4” codes to plain English

The "10-4" codes. Useful insider jargon for law enforcement or a communications handicap? The state police in Virginia see it as an obstacle to a smooth response.
November 15, 2006

Visionaries See Bounty in Web 3.0

It may be pure fantasy, but Web 3.0 has its believers. If they are able to deliver on the promise, the improved usability of the Web will be only one of many benefits.
November 15, 2006

Participatory Process Leads To Improvement In Work Organization Factors and Health Outcomes

A recent analysis of a participatory ergonomic intervention conducted at a courier company depot revealed many health benefits for employees and communications improvements across the board.
November 13, 2006

Companies At Risk from PDA-Related Injuries to Employees

PDAs present risks for employers as well as employees, according to a Washington DC lawyer, but they can be minimized.