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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 […]
December 30, 2009

Hollywood, Auto Design Merge for New Generation Ford Autos

Technology at the heart of many a recent Hollywood blockbuster is aimed at making autos of the future more comfortable and drivable.
December 28, 2009

Study Quantifies Sleep Deprivation Effects

A recent Japanese study reveals that one night
December 28, 2009

Expert Recasts Texting and Tweeting As Teaching, Learning Aids

Use instant messaging as a teaching aid, expert advises, but consider the "cool" factor.
December 28, 2009

Study: Texting While Driving Much More Dangerous Than Talking While Driving

A timely study in the journal Human Factors suggests why texting while driving is riskier than talking on a cell phone or with another passenger.
December 21, 2009

Researchers Advise Pedestrians to Cut the Cell Phone Chat While Crossing the Road

Studies suggests pedestrians who talk on a cell phone while crossing a street
December 16, 2009

Study: Absenteeism and Presenteeism Increase with Perception of Danger by Low Back Pain Sufferers

A recent Swiss study indicates that Workers with low back pain (LBP) who feared work tasks were dangerous relative to their condition had a significantly higher incidence of lost work days (absenteeism) and reduced work productivity (presenteeism), according to a recent Swiss cross-sectional study of 670 subjects.
December 14, 2009

Study Reports No Link Between Cancer and Cell Phone Use, Yet Doesn

The debate about whether emissions from cell phones cause brain cancer is as old as the technology, and another study fails to link the two. At the same time, the researchers are not dismissing the risk.
December 14, 2009

Equipois zeroG2 Arm Wins Two Product of the Year Honors

Equipois Inc., manufacturer of zeroG
December 9, 2009

Will the Obama Administration Tackle Ergonomics?

OSHA has begun to change directions since the Obama administration took control. The Ergonomics Report looks at recent developments and OSHA statements, including changes to recordkeeping requirements, increased emphasis on enforcement, and increased attention to the general duty clause. These, along with "stealth" ergonomics-related regulations, suggest ergonomics may once again become political.