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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 […]
May 28, 2008

Robotic Helpers for the Elderly

Robots to help elderly people at home are seen as an answer to an alarming demographic trend, but the social implications might present a challenge.
May 26, 2008

Canadian Health-care Facilities Face Hand-washing Crackdown

A new hand-washing initiatives with "teeth" is aimed at cutting the infection rate at Canadian health-care facilities
May 21, 2008

RESEARCH: The Aging Workforce an Emerging Workplace Health and Safety Concern

A developing demographic in the workplace
May 21, 2008

BCPE to End Certification by Portfolio Review July 30

Certification by Portfolio Review is available to accomplished professionals with at least 15 years of ergonomics/human factors/usability work experience. The portfolio option is being discontinued as BCPE positions itself for accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
May 19, 2008

Bicycling Safety Means Minding Ergonomics as Well as the Traffic

Friday, May 16, was Bike-to-Work Day. It was a reminder of the health benefits of regular bicycling - and of the risks.
May 14, 2008


Leonardo da Vinci is the personification of a timely message for the human-computer interaction community
May 12, 2008

2008 Alice Hamilton Award Highlights Construction Ergonomics

The 2008 Alice Hamilton Award honors two researchers whose 2007 booklet is designed to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders in construction, one of the most hazardous industries in the United States.
May 7, 2008

Research: Supine Keyboarding Position Not a Panacea For Low Back

Does assuming a supine postural position increase productivity and reduce symptoms among computer users who have low back pain? Recent research does not support a 'laid back' approach.
May 5, 2008

Is Human Error Predicatable, and Therefore Preventable?

New brain research suggests some human errors can be predicted, and the ability to predict them opens a door to preventing them.