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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 […]
December 22, 2006

Bungee-cord Backpacks Ease the Load and Strain

Add a bungee cord to a backpack and lighten the load, according to a University of Pennsylvania professor.
December 20, 2006

Responses from Major Courier Services Amount to an Education

Recent interviews with the three main players in the courier industry amount to an education and food for thought for the ergonomics community.
December 18, 2006

Report: Some UK Retail Websites Erect Barriers for Shoppers

Several major British retailers are failing to deliver a basic standard of usability, according to a new report, so they are missing out on the seasonal bonanza.
December 15, 2006

Despite Warnings and Ban, Driver Cell Phone Use Still Rife in Australia

Evidence that using a cell phone behind the wheel is a distracting, dangerous practice has led to bans in some places. A new study questions the value of banning the practice.
December 13, 2006

Significant Savings Generated By Hospital Comprehensive Ergonomics Program

A British Columbia occupational health and safety agency reports promising results from its integrated workplace-based ergonomics program.
December 13, 2006

Dose-Response Found Between Hand-Arm Vibration and Vibration White Finger

Finnish study links certain risk factors with vibration white finger (VWF).
December 11, 2006

Canadian Air Force Scraps One-size-fits-all Formula for Female Pilots

The Canadian Air Force took a second look at women rejected for pilot training by an obsolete one-size-fits-all physical standard.
December 8, 2006

UN Study: Many Websites are Failing Disabled People

Many websites are failing disabled users, according to the United Nations, but could be put right.
December 6, 2006

Ergonomics Basics and the Painful Price of Christmas

Pain lies in wait for Christmas tree elves and Santa's delivery helpers. Do they know how to avoid it?