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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 […]
September 30, 2009

Formula for Shutting Down Bullying at Work Hard to Find

Recent research describes workplace bullying and its impact on its victims without providing answers. That and prevalent attitudes could explain its pervasiveness.
September 28, 2009

Days Numbered for High-heel Fashion in Some British Workplaces

Britain's Trades Union Congress recently launched a direct assault on employers who require high heels in the workplace, an assault with ergonomic aspects.
September 23, 2009

Research: Changes In US Industry Employment Offers Some Benefits

Losing some industrial jobs can have an up side when considering injury/illness rates.
September 21, 2009

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Reiterates Warning Against Ergonomics Standard

Michigan legislators appear to have little thought to spare for the proposed mandatory ergonomics standard, which was, until January, winding its way through the state's legislative process.
September 17, 2009

Distracted Driving Summit — Leaders to Explore Solutions to Distracted Driving

Over 200 safety experts, researchers, elected officials and members of the public will gather in Washington, D.C. to share their experiences, provide feedback and develop recommendations for reducing the growing safety risk that distracted driving is imposing on our nation's roads.
September 16, 2009

Haptics Sending a Buzz Through the Cell Phone Industry

Touchscreens go some of the way to delivering a better user interface on cell phones. The search is on to supply the missing factor - lively feedback for the user.
September 14, 2009

Brain-computer Advances Hold Promise for Enabling Technologies and Impaired Patients

Researchers express confidence that technology enabling a person to think an action will be an answer for many kinds of disability, and possibly even coma patients.
September 9, 2009

Research: Diplomacy May Hold Key to Positive Outcomes

Diplomacy is not a required course for ergonomists, but research shows they should consider being group facilitators to achieve health and safety results at large facilities.
September 7, 2009

Author: Office Profits from

A new book argues that banning gossip from the office fosters health and high performance in the workplace.