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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 29, 2008

Ergonomics and Voting Systems: Voter Interface, Voting Machines at Odds in 2008

Whichever party wins the White House, the 2008 election promises to make history. In the second part of a two-part series, cognitive psychologist Tiffany Jastrzembski explains why the expected record-setting voter turnout could expose record-setting problems at polling places, and how they might be prevented in future elections.
October 29, 2008

Experts Identify Persistent Problems with U.S. Ballot and Voting System Usability

With a globally significant USA election only days away, many are wondering if our voting systems will accurately count voter intentions. On the heels of widely reported problems in the 2000 and 2004 elections, Americans have reason to be concerned. Fortunately, ergonomists and human factors professionals are stepping forward to help.