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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 […]
August 28, 2007

Horizontal Keyboard Placement at Computer Workstation Changes Upper Extremity Postural Positioning and Muscle Activity

Researchers measure short-term response to changes in placement of computer keyboards.
August 28, 2007

Measurement of Lumbar Cumulative Load Shows Promise But Has Challenges

Variations seen in measurements of lumbar cumulative load limit represent limits to the application of the results.
August 28, 2007

Cut? Inject? Splint? – Carpal Tunnel Treatment Outcomes Show Significant Differences

Multiyear review of carpal tunnel treatments shows options are limited and some lead to better results.
August 27, 2007

Venezuelan Time Zone Change Aimed at Making Better Use of Daylight

A plan to change Venezuela's time zone is based on knowledge about the value of working with, not against, circadian rhythms.
August 24, 2007

Therapists Warn of Dangers of Heavy School Backpacks

The biggest pain for children returning to school after the summer break could be their backpack.
August 24, 2007

Hugh McLoone Recalls Satisfactions of Keyboard Makeover,

Microsoft released a new version of its iconic ergonomic keyboard in 2006. It was not developed overnight.
August 20, 2007

Texting Driver Charged with Negligence in Fatal Accident

Will fatal road accidents like a recent one in Utah speed efforts to see the dangerous practice banned?
August 17, 2007

Ergonomist Recommends Close Attention to Kid

It’s back-to-school time in North America. An ergonomist advises on posture and computer setup for children in the classroom and at home.
August 17, 2007

HFES Team Toiling to Establish National Standard for Software User Interfaces

It's been 11 years and the national software user interface standard is still under construction. It's being built very carefully.