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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 […]
October 28, 2009

World Usability Day an Occasion for Message to Usability Community

World Usability Day on November 12 picked sustainability as its theme, sidestepping ergonomics and human factors, the pillars of usability.
October 26, 2009

Authorities Focus on Sleep Apnea after Pilots Overshoot Destination

Pilots overshot their destination airport, Minneapolis, on October 21, and aviation authorities sent out an alert about sleep apnea. But pilots can nod off for several common and often preventable reasons the authorities didn't mention.
October 21, 2009

Study: In-Person Office Ergonomics Assessments Produce Productivity Increase, Less Pain

A recent study indicates individual workstation assessments by qualified practitioners are essential for good results in a proactive office ergonomics program.
October 19, 2009

US Senator Al Franken Introduces Safe Patient Handling Bill

A Democratic US senator, Al Franken, has introduced legislation to make patient handling safer for nurses and patients alike. A companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
October 16, 2009

Coming Soon — 2009 National Ergonomics Conference & Exposition

Join Ergoweb at the 15th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, November 17 - 20. We've arranged an additional 10% discount off their lowest available registration rates for Ergoweb clients, followers and friends.
October 16, 2009

Help your University Win $10,000 in Ergonomic Chairs from Neutral Posture!

Universities looking to benefit from proper ergonomic seating now have a chance to win $10,000 in ergonomic chairs from leading ergonomic seating manufacturer Neutral Posture, Inc. The "Support Your School" Facebook Promotion Runs October 1 through November 30, 2009.
October 14, 2009

New Global Anthropometry Resource Nearing Roll-Out

The partners in the World Engineering Anthropometry Resource (WEAR) are almost ready to invite users around the world to share the benefits of this web-based tool.
October 12, 2009

Texting While Driving: Stop it by Design, or by Behavior?

A ban on texting while driving is gaining traction, and 93 percent of licensed drivers would support one. Meanwhile, at least two experts say it's better to curb the dangerous habit by design, rather than relying on behavioral approaches, like prohibition laws.
October 12, 2009

Upgrade Your CubeLife — Ergotron Launches Sweepstakes in Celebration of National Ergonomics Month

Throughout October, Ergotron will offer a variety of online activities including "Work Fit Wednesdays"