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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 […]
July 30, 2007

Appeals Court Repeals Hours Rule for Long Haul Truckers

Another ruling against trucking industry is designed to keep tired truckers off the US highways.
July 27, 2007

Wheeled Briefcases

An ergonomics expert sees rolling briefcases as an answer to the musculoskeletal disorders that dog workers obliged to tote a laptop and paperwork.
July 27, 2007

A Critique of the Critic: A Look at the Usability of a Watchdog

In the second of a two-part series, The Ergonomics Report
July 24, 2007

Obituary: Cheryl Lynn Bennett Brought Ergonomics to Children and Schools

Cheryl Lynn Bennett helped raise national awareness of the importance of ergonomics for children, particularly in schools. She died at 56 on July 2, 2007.
July 23, 2007

Enabling Technology Wins BusinessWeek/IDSA Design Awards

Exercise equipment, a toilet and a keyboard, all with stellar enabling qualities, won top prizes at the 2007 International Design Excellence Awards.
July 20, 2007

Watchdog Agency Blames Usability; Says British Government Websites are Poor Taxpayer Value

Britain's government websites received an unfavorable report in July. In the first of a two-part series, The Ergonomics Report
July 16, 2007

Study: Electronic Record-keeping Doesn

President George W. Bush wants all Americans to have electronic medical records by 2014, but a new study casts doubt on their ability to deliver better health care.
July 13, 2007

Research Shows On-the-road Lifestyle is Killing Truckers

The trucking industry is beginning to wake up to the benefits of having healthy drivers
July 12, 2007

Happy Seat and Spider Fixture Winning Kudos at Chrysler

Two additions to the assembly line at Chrysler