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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 […]
February 26, 2007

Advice for Employers: Let Them Nap — and Reap the Rewards!

Can new research persuade employers that allowing - even encouraging - employees to nap at work makes sound ergonomic sense? That remains to be seen.
February 23, 2007

Legislation Would Ban Virginia Teens from Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

Virginia legislators have approved a bill banning teens from using a cell phone while driving. Is it a first step or the last towards ridding the state's roads of a recognized menace to safety.
February 21, 2007

Gender Differential in Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Still Debatable

Considerable research into the question of a gender differential in work-related MSDs has not provided the kind of evidence that wraps up the debate. It continues. First in a two-part series on women, MSDs and the workplace.
February 19, 2007

Study Explores Benefits and Risks for Older Women Workers

To help out the British economy, the government wants more older people in the workforce. Answering the call could come at a price for women.
February 16, 2007

British Study Links Musculoskeletal Disorders in Women to Menstrual Cycle

A new British study, linking musculoskeletal disorders to a woman's menstrual cycle, contributes to the fund of knowledge about gender differences in the workplace.
February 14, 2007

Infections Make Hospital a Risky Business for Patients

Infections lie in wait for patients in hospitals, and many die from them. We have the science to make patients safer, so why aren
February 12, 2007

New Inserts Designed to Reduce Pain of Sexy High Heels

Nothing says "glamour" more than stilts and stilettos. Even more sober high heels add a touch of chic to any outfit. A US company has introduced show inserts that take a new approach to reducing the painful price of these fashion accessories.
February 11, 2007

Robust Probe Finds British Petroleum Safety Culture Lacking

The decision makers at British Petroleum forgot about the inherent dangers of processing crude oil. The panel led by former US Secretary of States James Baker said this and more about the safety culture and processes at the company in a strikingly robust report released in January.
February 9, 2007

More Thumbs Down for Diminutive Electronic Devices

The list of afflictions linked to use of small electronic gadgets grew recently, with the addition of "iPod finger" and "iPod oblivion."