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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 […]
August 31, 2009

Researchers Take Multitasking to Task

Research has long suggested that multitasking is counterproductive, and a new study suggests media multitaskers might be paying a mental price for their juggling.
August 26, 2009

Patient Handling Equipment Found to Reduce Rate of Back Injury

Ergonomic equipment significantly reduced the incidence of back Injury among nursing home employees in Ohio study.
August 24, 2009

Bright Idea Could Improve Illumination in Bendy Displays

Jennifer Anderson 24th August, 2009 One prototype of a new technology for manufacturing so-called bendy displays wraps around a thumb, and bus-sized applications are not out […]
August 19, 2009

Federal Government to Tackle Distracted Driving

After years of standing back from it, Washington is about to take on the nation's distracted driving habit. It could be a tough one to break.
August 17, 2009

New Study Could Help Improve Back-to-Work Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorder Patients

Quebec researchers explored several cases in a back-to-work program for musculoskeletal disorder patients and found factors that could reduce or prevent long-term disability.
August 12, 2009

High Prevalence, Magnitude of Lost Productivity Found in Workers with Upper Extremity Disorders

Finnish study finds workers with diagnosed upper extremity disorders lose one-third of their normal work productivity
August 10, 2009

Live from the IEA 17th World Congress on Ergonomics

Ergoweb principal Peter Budnick reports from Beijing, China, where ergonomics practitioners from around the world have gathered to participate in the International Ergonomics Association's 17th triennial conference.
August 10, 2009

Blind Volunteers to Test Walking Directions via MapQuest

AOL's MapQuest and the American Foundation
August 5, 2009

Terrorism Alert Scheme Setback Invites Look at “Colorful” Systems

Color-coded systems are proving to be tricky, but not necessarily because of the colors or the code.