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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 […]
June 29, 2007

Clever Technology for Seniors Who Want to Stay at Home

Technology is making it more possible for elderly seniors to live independently at home if they choose.
June 29, 2007

WHO: Immobility Increases Risk of Blood Clots During Flight

WHO advice to travelers for preventing blood clots might be of little value to flying public
June 25, 2007

New York City Food Retailer Makes Long Queues Pay

Supermarkets shy away from the single-queue system for managing customers, a system commonly used in banks and post offices, but a food retailer in New York City is showing long lines of customers are not anything to fear.
June 22, 2007

Human Factors Teams Striving to Bring Aviation Technology Under Control

The human factors research projects at the Federal Aviation Administration offers clues to why flying is no more than relatively safe and reliable.
June 22, 2007

Fresh Air Plan for Aviation Promises Ergonomic Benefits for Passengers

The Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions is all about cleaning up the skies. The potential ergonomic benefits aren't mentioned, but are just as noteworthy.
June 18, 2007

Standard Aims to Cut Musculoskeletal Problems in Construction Industry

A standard aimed at helping to protect construction workers from musculoskeletal disorders appears set to clear its final hurdles.
June 15, 2007

An Expert Looks at a Perennial Office Challenge

Professor Alan Hedge looks at the office temperature issue
June 15, 2007

Canada Launches Hand-Washing Campaign to Cut Hospital Infections

Some 8,000 to 12,000 Canadian patients die from hospital infections every year, and the authorities are trying to reform medical staff who skip the sink.
June 11, 2007

Recent Conference Explored Home Health Care Needs of Baby Boomers

ergonomists, industrial designers and other experts recently collaborated on ways to optimize home health care products and services for aging baby boomers.