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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 […]
August 30, 2008

Robotic Suit Offers Alternative to the Wheelchair

For people paralyzed from the waist down, a new robotic suit means functioning
August 26, 2008

RESEARCH: RULA Score Is Dependent On How You Collect Posture Data

The Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) tool is commonly used by ergonomists to define task/job risk. According to a recent state of Washington study, RULA's conclusions are dependent on key evaluator-determined factors.
August 25, 2008

Researcher Developing Wearable Solar Charger for Handheld Electronics

Researcher Joe Hyneck wants to make life a little easier for people who can't leave home without their electronics.
August 20, 2008

New Reference and Training Manual Aims to Cut Gun Fatalities

The practical approach to making guns and gun use safer in a recently-published book could alter what can only be described as a hostile debate.
August 18, 2008

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Reorganizing, Expanding

Two prominent ergonomists have been brought in to head new centers at Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
August 12, 2008

Research Shows Aging Brings Changes

As the workforce becomes older, the impact of age on worker physical capabilities grows in importance. A review article details the affects of aging on performance.
August 11, 2008

New Bandwidth Brings “Talking Car” System Closer for European Drivers

The European Union introduced a measure in August that promises to make driving safer and less aggravating in member countries.
August 4, 2008

Cancer Doctor Takes a Stand on Cell Phone Use: Advises Precautions

On the link between cell phone use and cancer, research findings are inconclusive. But analyzing recent studies, a prominent cancer researchers recommends caution with the devices.