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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 […]
November 24, 2008

New Approaches Aimed at Easing Traffic Jams

Several approaches on display at an intelligent transport systems show in New York show promise for easing traffic congestion and improving flow.
November 19, 2008

Geographic Analysis Reveals Work-Related Injury/Illness Hot Spots in USA

Johns Hopkins researchers find that location within the United States influences the likelihood of experiencing a work related injury/illness. New England, California and Michigan-Wisconsin experienced higher average rates than other regions.
November 17, 2008

Award-winning Study Opens Window on Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders

A recent award in Britain recognizes the value of harnessing psychosocial factors to help employees back to work after disabling musculoskeletal disorders.
November 12, 2008

Psychosocial Factors and Musculoskeletal Disorders: a Slippery Subject?

A 1993 Swedish study on psychosocial issues and musculoskeletal disorders ranks as the most cited occupation health research of the last almost 60 years, a telling pointer to the elusiveness of firm answers about the link between the two.
November 11, 2008


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November 10, 2008

Bionic Hand Ranked 14th in Top 50 Innovations of 2008

The i-LIMB Hand delivers real dexterity to amputees, a fact that impressed the jury of experts enough for them to rank it ahead of the Mars Rover on a list of the year's best inventions.
November 5, 2008

Research: Occupational Stress Index Shows Promise as New Assessment Tool

The Stress Index (OSI) is a new assessment tool that focuses on psychosocial risk factors. The OSI could become a valuable staple in every ergonomist's toolbox to identify psychosocial contributors to workplace disorders and barriers to return to work.
November 3, 2008

FAA Issues Runway Safety Figures, Convenes Safety Council

In October the Federal Aviation Administration issued improved figures for serious runway incursions, and announced initiatives to keep the good figures coming.