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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 […]
April 29, 2009

Researchers Look Upstream to Mitigate Ergonomic Risk Factors for Residential Carpenters

Efforts to keep residential carpenters out of harm's way from ergonomic risk factors have not flourished, and the reasons are complex. A new study suggests a promising direction
April 27, 2009

Researcher Successfully Twitters His Thoughts Without Typing

Imagine thinking a post to the social network, Twitter. A researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has done just that, a breakthrough that holds great promise for people with certain disabilities.
April 22, 2009

Noise Is Still a Significant Workplace Issue

It's an ongoing workplace problem. A recent survey revealed that potentially 7.7 million workers in the United States are exposed to noise without adequate hearing protection.
April 20, 2009

Flying Laptop Kills Woman

The danger of death from a flying laptop computer was all but unknown until a recent accident in Canada, but the risk has always been there. The accident speaks to a need for the proper storage and transport of mobile workers' laptops.
April 15, 2009

Lean and Ergonomics: a Natural Fit

Lean represents a wise management methodology for any economic season, and flows naturally into ergonomics, according to Lean exponent Dr. Peter Budnick.
April 13, 2009

New “Bedside Test” Expected to Simplify and Improve Back Pain Diagnosis

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers announced a test in April that could make back pain less of a mystery, and lead to better treatment and diagnosis of the condition.
April 8, 2009

Equipois Launches zeroG2 for Payloads Under Ten Pounds

Equipois Inc., whose zeroG
April 8, 2009

Graduate School Can Produce Pain In More Than Just Your Bank Account

Although the hours may be long, a graduate student's life can seem like the good life. But a recent survey of engineering graduate students shows a disturbingly high prevalence of upper extremity pain/discomfort with performing computer activities.
April 6, 2009

Australian Study Gives Thumbs-Up to Surfing the Net at Work

Millions are spent in the attempt to stop employees surfing the net at work. Employers could be wasting their money, according to a new study.