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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 […]
November 28, 2007

Study Identifies Key Features of Effective Return-To-Work Strategies

Ergonomic evaluations, health care practitioner advice regarding re-injury prevention, and employer offering/employee accepting workplace accommodations were significant predictors of fewer time-loss days among employees with disabling work-related musculoskeletal disorders according to a 2005 prospective, cohort study involving over 400 workers.
November 26, 2007

Mislaid Baggage a Thanksgiving Holiday Annoyance

The crush of Thanksgiving air travel is a reminder that airlines mislay bags year round and the problem is getting worse. One report over the holidays looks at one airline's search for a cure.
November 19, 2007

Pioneering Experiment Could Help Paralyzed Man

A car accident left Eric Ramsey paralyzed and unable to speak. A scientific breakthrough could give him another way to communicate.
November 14, 2007

Ergoweb CEO Peter Budnick to Deliver Keynote for International Conference On Ergonomics 2007

Peter Budnick will join other renowned speakers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for ICE 2007, and will also serve as Visiting Associate Professor during his stay.
November 13, 2007

Study: The Effects of Obesity on Lifting Performance; Authors Call for New Obesity Measurement to Replace Body Mass Index (BMI) Method

Authors Xu, Mirka and Hsiang found surprising results when comparing lifting characteristics between obese, as defined by Body Mass Index (BMI), and non-obese individuals. Do obese people really lift with greater rotational velocity, rotational acceleration, sagittal velocity and sagittal acceleration compared to normal sized individuals, or are the results skewed by the BMI definition?
November 12, 2007

Australian Study Endorses Basic Treatment for Low Back Pain

The findings from an Australian study on low back pain could be summed up by the adage,
November 6, 2007

Research: Study Documents Finger and Wrist Extension Among Users of Common 2-Button Style Computer Mouse

A study performed by Lee, McLoone and Dennerlein, found that computer users often exhibited finger extension postures, including lifting fingers completely off the mouse, when operating a commonly used two-button style mouse.
November 4, 2007

New European Initiative Highlights Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work tackles one of the Continent's headaches - work-related musculoskeletal disorders.