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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 […]
January 31, 2007

Scant Link Found between Video Display Terminal Tasks, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In new study, researchers haven
January 31, 2007

Psychosocial Interventions Show Promise Despite Study Flaws

Research review casts new light on psychosocial problems as risk factors in work-related injury and illness.
January 31, 2007

Physical and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Duration of Lost Work Time

Danish researchers explore workplace factors that contribute to length of time off the job from injury or illness.
January 29, 2007

What Happened to MSD epidemic in Newsrooms? Maybe Nothing

An article in January's Editor & Publisher asks whatever happened to the musculoskeletal plague of the 1980s and 1990s.
January 26, 2007

Neurology Study: Brain Too Slow For Cell Phone Use While Driving

Many people still believe they can drive safely while they are making phone calls. A recent neurological study explains why they are wrong.
January 24, 2007

Santos: A new generation of digital humans for safety and ergonomics

Santos, the avatar with attitude, raises the ability to conduct human simulation to new heights in civilian and military research.
January 22, 2007

Safe Patient Handling Bill Reintroduced in United States Congress

The safe patient handling bill that got nowhere in the 2006 United States Congress has been reintroduced in a political climate that is likely to be more friendly to worker-centered legislation.
January 22, 2007

Inquiry Into BP Refinery Explosion Blames Corporate Culture

The report of the Baker Panel, investigating the explosion at a BP refinery in Texas in 2005, was released in January. It points the finger where it doesn't often point
January 19, 2007

Comair Flight 5191 Crash Report Reveals System Design Flaws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation of the Comair Flight 5191 crash in Kentucky last summer yielded more details but no definitive answers about the cause. But contributing factors are revealed throughout the report.