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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 […]
May 28, 2007

Forest Service Blames Human Error for Fire Firefighter Deaths in California

The official investigation into the deaths of five firefighters, who lost their lives in a California wildfire, blames human error, but official policy is also under scrutiny.
May 25, 2007

4D CAVEman To Give Doctors an Inside Look at Disease

A 4D "human," CAVEman is designed to give doctors an inside view of the body for a better look at diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's.
May 24, 2007

Two Studies Take Aim at Health Risks of Wireless Technology

Ubiquitous wireless technology could be very harmful or absolutely safe. The findings from two vast ongoing studies are headed towards opposite conclusions.
May 21, 2007

Solar Flashlight Delivers Luxury of Light to Poor Villages

A new invention promises to provide the luxury of light to parts of the world where it is desperately needed.
May 18, 2007

Report Highlights Overlooked Ergonomics in Borders Technology

Biometric technology has been in place at the United States-Mexican border to screen for terrorists and illegal immigrants for almost a decade, but inspectors rarely make use of it.
May 17, 2007

Counterterrorism Expert Gives Two Aviation Security Projects a “Thumbs Up”

Technological savvy and psychology, intelligently used, could help keep America safe, according to a counterterrorism expert. Two new projects meet his approval.
May 14, 2007

Ohio State Opens New Automotive Production Line Research Center

Ohio State University opens an "automotive manufacturing facility of the future" to test the effects of systems on the health of workers.
May 11, 2007

United Nations Agency Takes on Task of Reducing Medical Errors

Health services in some countries have been successful in reducing the toll of medical errors. The World Health Organization plans to spread the knowledge.
May 11, 2007

Experiment Shows Cyclic Loading Can Be A Substantial Risk

Experiment looks at how much recovery time is appropriate after lumbar loading