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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 […]
March 30, 2007

Multitasking Taken to Task, But Not by Everyone

The only thing about multitasking that experts can agree on is that it is here to stay.
March 29, 2007

The NASA Spacesuit Invites a Round of Applause

There is something to be said for the design of the modern spacesuit, and all of it needs to be accompanied by applause.
March 29, 2007

The Importance of Office Ergonomics in a University Environment

Ron Prindle, Ph.D., points out the importance of ensuring that university faculty members are included in proactive programs to prevent musculoskeletal disorders.
March 26, 2007

FAA to Hasten Technology Designed to Cut Runway Accidents

The FAA is taking the "root cause" approach to cutting the number of runway accidents and near misses.
March 23, 2007

New Uses for “Devilish” Bar Codes

March brought news of more applications for the ubiquitous – and "devilish" – bar code.
March 21, 2007

Workplace Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Under Attack

A new study almost severs the institutionalized link between workplaces and carpal tunnel syndrome. The question is whether it will outweigh the accumulated findings that endorse the link.
March 19, 2007

Report: Computers in Scotland

Scotland is galloping ahead with a program to bring computer technology to classrooms, but early results suggest the ergonomic groundwork is still at the starting gate.
March 16, 2007

Study: Deep Vein Thrombosis Lies In Wait for Some Deskbound Workers

March saw a new challenge to the long-held thesis that flying is the arch villain in deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
March 12, 2007

European Union Leaders Agree to Cut Red Tape

European Union leaders have pledged to turn Europe into the world's most dynamic economy by 2010. Cutting red tape promises to be an ergonomic step in the right direction.