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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 […]
May 19, 2011

Organization Dedicated to Safe Patient Handling is Launched

A new professional membership organization dedicated to safety, The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals, Inc. (ASPHP) was launched at the 11th Annual Safe Patient Handling Conference in March.
May 17, 2011

Obituary: Hal W. Hendrick

Hal W. Hendrick, one of the greatest contributors to the field of ergonomics and human factors, passed away May 13, 2011.
May 11, 2011

Ergonomics Roundup: Office Layout; Railroad Ergonomics Law Suit; Healthcare; So-Called Ergonomic Products

A roundup of ergonomics in the news, including a railroad employee that's suing his employer for not having a comprehensive ergonomics program, evidence of the expansion of ergonomics in the healthcare industry, open vs. closed office layouts, an "ergonomic scratcher" [for cats!?], and an "ergonomic exercise chair."
May 5, 2011

HFES to Host “Overview of BCPE Certification” Webinar

Do you know someone interested in BCPE certification? Does he or she have questions about the certification process? They are invited to attend The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's "Overview of BCPE Certification" webinar on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00-10:30 a.m. Pacific / 10:00-11:30 a.m. Mountain / 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central / 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. Eastern.
May 5, 2011

Students: Apply for the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) is accepting applications for the 2011 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award. The award is given to the student (or group of students) for an Ergonomics project that demonstrates the major practice areas of rgonomics: Analysis, Design, and Evaluation.
May 4, 2011

Towards a Credible Ergonomics Certification for Products and Processes: PART 1

There's been a lot of talk lately about ergonomic product certification, and Peter Budnick takes readers on a tour of the topic, drawing from work he's done on the question over the last 10-15 years. In this article, Part 1 in a series, he shares insightful video of interviews he conducted with consumers on the questions of "what does ergonomics mean" and "what would an 'ergonomically designed' label mean to you?" He also shares examples of how other industries have developed certifications, why industries need credible certification systems, and how that might come about for the field of ergonomics.
May 4, 2011

1st International Scientific-Practical Conference “Contemporary Ergonomics and Business 2011”: October 7, 2011

This year Latvian Ergonomics Society (LES) celebrates 5th anniversary. Over the past five years LES has unified more than 50 members of various professions, published many books, booklets and guidelines in ergonomics field that has stimulated ergonomics scientific and practical development in Latvia as well as understanding in society about ergonomics significance in human quality of life.