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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 […]
April 30, 2007

Federal Government Completes Overhaul of Official Web Portal

Visitors thought the federal government's official Web portal was something completely different. The overhaul began with the name.
April 27, 2007

Researchers Plan “Naturalistic” Project to Improve Teen Driving

Teens will be driving their own vehicles in an unusual project to test – and improve – their driving.
April 26, 2007

New Handheld e-book Readers: Will Consumers Play Hard to Get?

The electronics industry is introducing a new line
April 23, 2007

Federal Aviation Regulator Expands Program to Prevent Summer Storm Delays

The FAA has found a way to reduce air traffic snarls during summer storms in the Northeast, and is expanding it farther westwards.
April 20, 2007

Electronic Patient Data System Soon in Canada, Urged for Australia

A Canadian province plans to introduce electronic patient data system. Experts urge Australia to adopt one
April 19, 2007

Symptom Survey Found to be Valuable Surveillance Tool

A Nordic-style questionnaire on upper limb issues was useful in two groups with very different job physical demands
April 19, 2007

Ergonomics of Women Workers for Manual Threshing Operation in Eastern India

Indian researcher provides a look at ergonomics factors associated with manual agricultural technology
April 17, 2007

Obituary: Dr. Kevin Granata a Victim of Virginia Tech Massacre

The shooting death on Monday of Dr. Kevin Granata at Virginia Tech robs his profession and associated fields of an important voice.
April 16, 2007

False Tooth of the Future Could Cut Medication Errors

It may be a few years off, but a drug-dispensing false tooth could be an answer to many types of medication errors.