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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 […]
November 30, 2009

Survey: Majority of Adults Would Prefer Robotic Home Help to Care Facility

Research findings presented recently at an ergonomics conference suggest living with a robot is a more attractive option than a care facility for individuals disabled by age, illness or injury, particularly to older adults.
November 24, 2009

Macroergonomics and Forever Open Roads

Two European projects are built around the idea that road design is about more than costs and materials. They look to the future, and consider the human factor a key part of the deliberations. The goal of "Forever Open Roads" could be macroergonomics in action.
November 23, 2009

‘Cellphone-Muzzling Technology’ Offers Solution to Texting and Calling While Driving

Research shows that cellphone use behind the wheel is risky behavior, yet many states resist a ban. Proactive technology that "muzzles" phone calls and text messages are being employed by at least one insurance company to help help make roads safer -- by design, rather than relying on behavior alone.
November 18, 2009

ErgoExpo — This Week in Las Vegas

The 15th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) is underway at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The conference features over 75 unique educational opportunities to choose from, and a wide variety of products to evaluate.
November 18, 2009

Study: Workers’ Comp Pushing Costs to Private Insurers and Injured Workers

Workers' compensation shifts costs to private health insurers and injured workers, according to a state of Washington study.
November 16, 2009

Researcher: Youth Texting Could Lead To Overuse Injuries

A researcher at Temple University tells us to hold the applause for deft text-messaging young adults. She suggests their clever fingers could put them at risk of overuse injuries.
November 11, 2009

Hedge Explains Role of Ergonomics in LEED’s

LEED certification answers the new focus on sustainability in the construction and property sectors. It has made space for ergonomics in the certificate requirements.
November 9, 2009

Humans: The Weakest Link in Computer Security?

A recent international study shows that humans and the way they interact with their computers and online accounts represent the weakest link in security systems.
November 4, 2009

Be Careful Gripping That Hammer

How strong is the association between carpal tunnel syndrome and specific occupations? A French study lends support to a workplace public policy.