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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 […]
December 21, 2008

Bionic Ear Founder Launches Quest for Hi-Fi Version

The bionic ear, a device that gives deaf people the ability to communicate, is 30 years old in December. The pioneer of the technology plans to give them more nuanced communication, and even music.
December 17, 2008

RESEARCH: Blue-enriched Office Lighting Produces Positive Outcomes

Blue doesn't always give you the blues. A recent British study identified multiple beneficial outcomes including greater employee alertness, improved performance and reduced eye fatigue when blue-enriched white light is used in the office environment.
December 15, 2008

Study Explores Light Therapy to Ease Night-Shift Workers

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center adjust circadian rhythms to address the chronic fatigue associated with night shifts.
December 10, 2008

Hospitals Wrestle with Color-Coding Confusion

As colors and their meanings vary from hospital to hospital, color-coding is potentially perilous to patients. Efforts to standardize it are encountering a range of challenges, some unexpected.
December 8, 2008

Study: More Dangerous to Drive on Cell Phone than Chat with Passenger

Researchers at the University of Utah say a driver chatting with a passenger is less of a menace on the road than a driver using a cell phone.
December 3, 2008

RESEARCH: Sometimes Workstation Change Is Not for the Better

The computer mouse has been embraced by workers as an efficient tool to accomplish information control office tasks. However, a recent Swedish study shows that the mouse can be too much of a good thing.
December 1, 2008

Ants Offer Clues to Ergonomic Traffic Management

German scientists have found that ants know ways to avoid the scourges of busy thoroughfares