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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 […]
April 28, 2008

Risky Music: Anti-noise Law Sees European Orchestras Rethinking Repertoires

A new European directive endangers
April 23, 2008

RESEARCH: Team Work Leads to a Successful Ergonomic Control

Although it requires effort, a participatory approach can produce effective solutions for ergonomic concerns. And, put more blueberries on your plate this summer.
April 22, 2008

International Ergonomics Association and Liberty Mutual Announce Occupational Safety Research Award

The award and a cash prize of US$ 10,000 recognizes outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries and/or to the advancement of theory, understanding, and development of occupational safety research.
April 21, 2008

Renaissance and Computer-Human Interaction Meet at CHI

Leonardo da Vinci has been dead for centuries, yet his views on design remained alive for participants at April
April 16, 2008

Cell Phones, Driving a Risky Mix: Are Regulations Needed?

Drivers risk lives and slow traffic by driving under the influence of their cell phones. Experts David Strayer and Peter Martin look at the offense and comment on the dearth of real penalties.
April 14, 2008

Usability a Useful Test for Green Home Products

The 2008 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago exhibited thousands of environmentally-friendly products. Where does usability -- ergonomics -- fit into the 'green' revolution?
April 9, 2008

RESEARCH: Don’t Overlook Monitor Horizontal Distance

Introduction: Monitor horizontal distance is often a second thought when performing an ergonomic computer workstation review. But, for workers who wear multifocal lense eyewear, it may be the critical factor in avoiding neck/shoulder symptoms.
April 7, 2008

Study: Booking Travel Online is No Vacation

Travel agents and airlines are not thinking enough about usability with their websites, according to a new study.
April 2, 2008

Generation Y: Making Waves in the Workforce

It's been observed that Y could be the best-performing generation in history, a possible explanation for the drive for insight into the motivation of these young adults