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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 […]
March 30, 2009

Medical Experts Prescribe Checklists to Curb Diagnostic Errors

Patient safety experts say it's high time for diagnostic errors to get the same attention as other patient safety ills. Their prescription includes the humble checklist .
March 25, 2009

Average Workers

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March 23, 2009

Blumenthal to Lead Electronic Patient Records Challenge

The country that put a man on the Moon now has the task of developing an interoperable electronic system for patient records. Could the new task be as formidable as the Moon mission?
March 16, 2009

New Study Reveals Injected Medication Errors in Intensive Care Units

In hospitals, ergonomics-related failings can mean the difference between life and death. A new study sounds an alarm about injected medication errors.
March 11, 2009

Automobile Workers Experience Significant Prevalence of Upper Extremity Conditions

A recently published six year longitudinal study reveals a high prevalence of specific and non-specific upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders among North American automobile manufacturing workers. Rotator cuff tendinitis and de Quervain's disease were the most common specific conditions. Twenty-five percent of non-specific conditions progressed to a specific diagnosis at one year follow-ups.
March 9, 2009

Active Furniture for School Children Could Combat Obesity and Improve Learning

A new idea in education
March 4, 2009

Britain Boosts Campaign to Cut Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

In Britain, slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injuries at work. The country's efforts to cut the numbers could hold lessons for United States legislators who are working to reintroduce the ergonomics standard.
March 2, 2009


Repetitive strain injury (RSI) still blights British workers, according to Britain