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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 […]
June 29, 2009

New Billboard Targets Cell-Phone-Using Drivers

Driving and cell phone use don't mix. That's the message from the National Safety Council in the United States, which is underlining its warning with a freeway "Death by Cellphone" billboard.
June 24, 2009

CuErgo Venerable Website Evolving Apace With Needs of the Times

Professor Alan Hedge refers to the Cornell University ergonomics website as a "dinosaur" because it was the first of its kind. The evolutionary process keeps it up to the moment.
June 22, 2009

NIOSH Releases Work Injury and Illness Coding System

When the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety released its new tool for coding occupational injury and illness incidents, it omitted one of its biggest concerns
June 17, 2009

Frequency/Duration of Forceful Exertions, Forceful Lifting and Forearm Supination Related to Lateral Epicondylitis

A recent State of Washington study points to frequency and duration of forceful exertions to be among the greatest risk factors for lateral epicondylitis
June 17, 2009

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics Announces New Certification Designations: Certified User Experience (CUXP) and Associate User Experience (AUXP)

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) is pleased to announce the new CUXP and AUXP designations in response to growing market acceptance of User Experience as an additional and equivalent title to Ergonomics and Human Factors.
June 15, 2009

Adequate Time Off Between Shifts a Key to Reducing Fatigue Risks

A London consultancy recommends allowing adequate time off between shifts for workers to sleep well. It's a particularly sound recommendation from a safety and health angle.
June 10, 2009

Checking Into a Desk Du Jour: An Exploration of Hotelling

Today's need for cost cutting has given hotelling a push, with still unanswered questions about the ergonomic risks and benefits of depersonalizing workplaces.
June 8, 2009

Physicians Add Cell Phone Elbow to List of Ills of Digital Age

Doctors say excessive gabbing on a cellphone risks Cell Phone Elbow. The good news is that simple changes can help avert the painful condition.
June 3, 2009

Study Links Caregiver Productivity Decreases to Pain and Lifting/Transfer Frequency

A validated survey shows musculoskeletal pain frequency and client lift/transfer task frequency predict loss of productivity among long-term caregivers.