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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 […]
May 25, 2009

Researchers Recast Daydreaming As Useful Activity

A Canadian study says minds need to wander. The trick will be managing the need so safety, for one thing, isn't compromised.
May 20, 2009

Farmers Could Benefit from an Ergonomics/Safety Program

A one-year Finnish study reveals the incidence and top causes of farmers' work related injuries. Most have an ergonomics/safety component.
May 20, 2009

BCPE Certification Process Earns NCCA Accreditation

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for its Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)/Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP) program.
May 18, 2009

Research: Drivers Overestimate Their Skills, Underestimate Risk of Distractions

A new study could help explain why the habit of using a cell phone behind the wheel persists despite research that shows it is risky business. Drivers tend to overestimate their own skills, and underestimate risks from distractions.
May 13, 2009

Inventor Employs Archimedes to Help Seated Patients Stand

There is a hole in the market for no-manual lift equipment designed for less dependent people. The Ergonomics Report
May 11, 2009

Science Beyond Fiction: High-Tech Ergonomics

A recent conference, Science Beyond Fiction, explores the frontiers of our interaction with our devices and machines. High-tech ergonomics was on display.
May 6, 2009

Research: Prevalence of Low-Back Pain in the Fishing Industry

Although the profession elicits pastoral impressions, fishermen who work for small coastal commercial operations sustain a high occurrence of severe low back pain.
May 4, 2009

Work-Related Stress Can Be Costly

Some pressure at work is unavoidable and may even keep workers alert and motivated, but there is a harmful kind of work stress. A new report from the Canadian National Occupational Health and Safety Resource makes it clear that an organization's efforts to reduce work stress for employees can pay off at many levels.