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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 […]
June 30, 2008

California Bans Use of Hand-Held Cellphones While Driving

On July 1, California joins several other states in banning the use of hand-held cell phones behind the wheel. Recent research undermines Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
June 25, 2008

Changes Planned for Liberty Mutual Manual Materials Handling Tables

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June 23, 2008

American Medical Association Sounds Alarm about Medical Litter Left in Patients

The American Medical Association and federal Food and Drug Administration see peril in devices prone to shed parts in patients' bodies.
June 18, 2008

RESEARCH: Self-reporting of Computer Activity Found to be Way Off the Mark

Self-reporting of computer use duration is significantly overestimated by research subjects, according to a recent study. Does this mean that musculoskeletal symptom frequency/intensity may be associated with lower computer exposures?
June 16, 2008

Virtual Motorcycle Seen as a Route to Safer, More-comfortable Cruisin’

A motorcycle simulator in Britain gives researchers a means of anticipating ergonomics-related flaws that can take the fun out of a long ride.
June 11, 2008

Can the New FAA Standard Reverse Rising Figures for Runway Incursions?

If it is effective in reducing incursions, the new FAA standard for runway markings could prompt a challenge to the voluntary approach to airport safety
June 9, 2008

New Research Shows Why Cell Phones and Driving a Dangerous Mix

New research sheds light on the challenge of holding conversations while performing visual tasks such as driving.
June 6, 2008

Ergonomics Highlights from the AIHce in Minneapolis

The AIHce program (May 31-June 5) continued a tradition of including strong ergonomic content with a well-received pre-conference seminar (Making a Business Case for Ergonomics), two Personal Development Courses (Office Ergonomics and Heat Stress), nine sessions in the Technical Program, and numerous ergonomic product exhibitors.
June 4, 2008

7 Year Study at Major US Medical Center Documents Significance of Work-Related MSDs

A 7 year study investigates work-related MSDs at a major US medical center; documents significant direct and indirect costs to the health care system.