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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 […]
January 27, 2009

RESEARCH: Predictors of Work-Related Chronic Low Back Disability Defined

A University of Washington study challenges several long-held causation assumptions associated with work-related low back disability and finds workplace factors play a significant role.
January 25, 2009

Researchers Want Engine Noise Added to Too-Quiet Hybrids

Hybrid cars, hailed as good news for our planet, could be bad news for pedestrians and bicyclists. Researchers recommend adding automotive engine noise to make these quiet vehicles safer.
January 21, 2009

Digital Health Record System an Elusive Goal

Barack Obama and his new administration has committed to the quest for an interoperable e-health record system for the nation. The expression,
January 18, 2009

Michigan Regulatory Commission Advances Mandatory Ergonomics Standard

This battle is heating up. Despite efforts to derail it, the long-running effort in Michigan to introduce an ergonomics standard is back on track after receiving unanimous support from key regulatory commissions in Michigan.
January 14, 2009

Potential Physiological Mechanism Identified for Psychosocial Risk Factor-induced Musculoskeletal Pain

It's all in your head. A physiological mechanism was found that could explain the relationship between psychosocial risk factors and musculoskeletal pain.
January 11, 2009

Michigan Draft Ergonomics Standard Under Fire from Business Groups

A key vote comes up this week in Michigan on a draft mandatory ergonomics standard for the state. The economic downturn has an upside for the standard's opponents.
January 9, 2009

2009 Applied Ergonomics Conference: Improve, Impact and Influence

March 23 -26, Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada, features ergonomic answers to tough challenges, power-packed educational sessions, exhibits, facility tours and Ergo Cup
January 7, 2009

Safe Patient Handling Activists See Improving Attitudes in Healthcare Industry

Research shows manual patient handling is unsafe for patients and nursing staff alike. It persists, but two activists in the movement to end the practice report progress.
January 4, 2009

High Tech Golf: a Risk to Hearing?

Doctors say golfers using the latest generation of titanium drivers should wear earplugs to protect them from noise.