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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 […]
July 30, 2008

Study: Non-axial Pipettes Reduce Awkward Postures, Hand Force and Cycle Time

Can the design of a tool affect ergonomic risk factors and task speed? Investigators compare axial versus non-axial pipettes.
July 28, 2008

Wrong Exercise Bras Can Damage Breasts

Exercise can damage a woman's breasts. A team of British researchers has sounded an alarm about ill-functioning and ill-fitting exercise bras.
July 23, 2008

Auto Makers Look to Technology to Extend Safe Driving Years of Nation

Auto makers are racing to prepare for the surge of older drivers on the nation
July 21, 2008

CarFit Aims to Make Roads Safer for Older Drivers

New program assesses whether older drivers' cars are properly and individually adjusted for safety.
July 18, 2008

ANSI Dismisses Latest Appeal to Withdraw Construction Industry MSD Reduction Standard

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Appeals Board Panel today dismissed the latest appeal brought by the Construction Industry Employer Coalition, a coalition of five trade associations of U.S. construction interests, to withdraw the adoption of the approved voluntary consensus standard "reduction of Musculoskeletal Problems in Construction" (ANSI/ASSE A10.40-2007)
July 16, 2008

Injury Statistics Show the Goods-Transport Industry Could Benefit from Ergonomic Programs

Are the work-related injuries of goods-transport drivers mostly due to traffic events? Recent research presents some surprising causes of industrial injury/illness among this group of workers.
July 14, 2008

New Resource a Tool for Finding Suitable Ergonomics Programs

A recent study gives employers a way to predict which ergonomics measures are likely to produce the best results. It gives them the ability to make assumptions based on other people
July 9, 2008

New Study Promises to Simplify Search for Ergonomics Interventions

Researchers at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries trawled 250 case studies of interventions. The result, published recently, is a predictive tool that enables more targeted cost-benefit analysis.
July 7, 2008

New Merger Poised to Reduce Several Medication Risk Factors for Patients

A merger of two rival pharmaceutical companies could prod doctors to switch from handwritten or phoned prescriptions to the e-route. The switch