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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 […]
January 30, 2008

Research: Computer Workstation Self-Assessment Shows Promise

A study presents an office ergonomics self-assessment checklist that demonstrates good reliability and validity. Can this checklist replace the need for an office ergonomist?
January 28, 2008

Study Links Work Stress to a Killer

The first large-scale look at job stress shows it is an ergonomics-related risk factor that needs even closer attention.
January 23, 2008

Wrapper Rage: A Passing Disorder?

Wrapper rage can be seen an indictment of the packaging industry. Two usability experts comment on reasons for the disorder and the prospects for a cure.
January 21, 2008

Study: Non-standard Shifts Bad News for Injured Workers Returning to Work

Rehabilitation measures tend to emphasize the ability of returning workers to perform tasks associated with their jobs, but a new study suggests a focus on shift length and shift design is the more ergonomic approach.
January 16, 2008

Work and Ergonomics: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Summarized from a recent journal article, researcher Colin Drury shares his thoughts on what he sees as a growing mismatch between work and workers, and a need for ergonomic intervention to bring the two together.
January 14, 2008

New Standard Now Available for Computer Workstation Designers

The long anticipated ANSI/HFES 100-2007 has finally arrived! The new standard for computer workstation design takes in the dynamic nature of this type of workplace
January 7, 2008

New Findings: Phone Conversation While Driving Means Plodding Along

A University of Utah study pinpoints another culprit in traffic snarls and slowdowns