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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 […]
October 29, 2007

Fourth Veto on Safe Patient Handling for California

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has again struck down legislation aimed at ending the manual lifting and repositioning of patients.
October 29, 2007

Study: Low Back Pain, Postures, Manual Material Handling and Vibration Exposures Among Bus Drivers

A study using a questionaire and field measurements of posture, manual material handling and vibration looks at the prevalence of low back pain among city bus drivers.
October 21, 2007

Canadian Minister Announces New Ergonomics Provisions

Amended regulations designed to strengthen protections against occupational injury could soon be on the books in Canada.
October 17, 2007

Research: The Effects of Visual Display Distance on Eye Accommodation, Head Posture, and Vision and Neck Symptoms

Results of a study investigating the relationship between monitor distance and headache symptoms, visual fatigue, blurred vision, dry/irritated eyes, and neck ache.
October 17, 2007

Study Provides a Business Argument for Ergonomics Programs

A company's bottom line can be optimized, according to the authors, by appreciating the full cost of health conditions and including health enhancement interventions aimed at reducing absenteeism/presenteeism.
October 15, 2007

Blackberry Maker (RIM) and Eatoni Agree to Work on Ergonomic Text Keyboard Technology

A collaboration pact between Blackberry
October 8, 2007

Study Links Blood Clots to Flying, but Shows Low Risk

A Dutch study adds another layer to the complex 50-year-old debate about flying and deep vein thrombosis.
October 1, 2007

An Exoskeleton: MIT Researchers Announce Breakthrough in Lightening the Load

Exoskeleton devices could enable soldiers, emergency personnel and others to carry more on their backs with less strain. For the present, there is a catch.