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 […]
A summary of ergonomics in the news, including bionic hands, medication errors, assistive devices for autism, an "intelligent walker", back pain, "smart alarm clock", technology for computer screen privacy that may help with HIPPA compliance, and more.
A state of Washington investigation involving nearly 400,000 workers' compensation claims shows that temporary employees commonly take high risk jobs and are injured at a higher rate than regular workers in those jobs.
A summary of ergonomics in the news, including hospitality food service design, ergonomists in the news, eye strain from e-readers, a search engine for older adults, Think Beyond the Label disability accommodations, and a humorous video.
A new political battle is brewing as OSHA seeks comments on it's proposed musculoskeletal disorder recordkeeping rules. This debate will have a significant impact on the practice and profession of ergonomics. This article provides insight into the coming debate, and serves as a call to action for all who are interested in the future of ergonomics.
A Minnesota employer-clinical program that promotes communication and workplace accommodation is yielding significant claims savings. This two year, pre-post, treatment-control, observational study involving 73,885 subjects underscores the key "profit center" role an ergonomist can play in the industrial setting.
A summary of ergonomics in the news, including, including: Poultry Industry Successes; Chair Controversy; iPad and Gesturing; New OSHA and NIOSH Resources; Michigan Ergo Standard; Laparoscopic Surgeon MSD Concerns
A large cross sectional study identifies certain common work activities as contributing to osteoarthritis (OA) at several body regions. Among the findings, significantly increases in knee OA risk where seen for jolting and stair climbing for men, and standing on a rigid surface for more than two hours a day for woman.