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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 […]
March 30, 2010

Ergonomics Roundup: Toyota, Apple and HP take on Ergonomics; Canine Ergonomics; Historical Input Designs; Laparoscopic Surgery

A summary of ergonomics in the news, including Toyota and unintended acceleration; Apple iPad ergonomics; HP hiring ergonomists; canine ergonomics -- the ergonomics of working dogs; the need for ergonomics in laparoscopic surgery; historical keyboard and input/mouse designs.
March 30, 2010

Attendees: The 2010 Applied Ergonomics Conference was a Success

"I'm here to see applied ergonomics -- and applied is the key word -- for both the conference and exhibition -- it's real life ergonomics," according to Martha Parker, one attendee at the Applied Ergonomics Conference last week in San Antonio, Texas, last week. See what others had to say about their experience at the conference (and feel free to add your own thoughts if you attended).
March 29, 2010

Research: Ergonomics Program Significantly Lessens Neck/Shoulder Pain in LA Garment Industry

A 72% drop in neck/shoulder pain symptoms occurred over a four-week period following the application of ergonomic interventions among a group of 247 Los Angeles sewing machine operators according to a recent prospective University of California study.
March 28, 2010

Ergonomics Concepts

Ergonomics Concepts Introduction er·go·nom·ics \,ûrg-go-‘näm-iks\ The science of work. Ergonomics removes barriers to quality, productivity and safe human performance by fitting products, tasks, and environments to […]
March 28, 2010

Ergonomics Glossary of Terms

Administrative Control – Procedures and methods, set up by the employer, that significantly reduce exposure to risk factors by altering the way in which work is […]
March 28, 2010

Ergonomics FAQ

What is ergonomics? What do Ergonomists do? Who is ergoweb? What’s the purpose of ergonomics in the workplace? What’s the purpose of ergonomics in equipment and […]
March 17, 2010

Ergonomics Roundup: Ergonomics Makes a Comeback; Brian the Wellness Guy; ErgoLab; Active Desk; Smart Doctors Office; Electronic Lip Reading

A summary of ergonomics in the news, including a report stating "Ergonomics Makes a Comeback"; Brian the Wellness Guy giving ergonomics a bad name; a new "ErgoLab" in Australia; Honeywell awards Keith Osborne for ergonomics efforts; research on an Active Desk to combat seated work syndrome; a much needed "Smart Doctors Office"; and "electronic lip reading"
March 10, 2010

Ergonomics Roundup: OSHA MSD Recordkeeping; Patient Safety; Kitchen Ergonomics; Healthy Vision at Work

A summary of ergonomics in the news, including the political debate surrounding OSHA's proposal to reinstate an MSD recordkeepong column on the OSHA 300 Log; ergonomics and human factors engineering that improves patient safety and healthcare performance, Bill Stumpf and Julia Child on kitchen ergonomics, and healthy vision in the workplace.
March 10, 2010

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act is now Taking Effect

A new law is taking effect in the Province of Ontario, Canada: The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA). The Act is obviously important to public and private sectors in Ontario, but it also serves as a great reference for any business establishing or updating policies regarding disabilities, or any international business pursuing global compliance.