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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 26, 2011

Slips, Trips, Falls: An Untapped ROI Opportunity for Ergonomists

The prevention of slips, trips and falls are a nearly forgotten part of an ergonomists improvement opportunities. In this article, Peter Budnick summarizes a recent study of slips/trips/falls in an aircraft manufacturing facility, using it to demonstrates and promote the critical safety and cost improvement role ergonomics can and should play in reducing or eliminating their occurrence.
October 20, 2011

New ISO Standard: Ergonomics — General Approach, Principles and Concepts

Peter Budnick reviews the new international ergonomics standard, ISO 26800:2011, "Ergonomics -- General approach, principles and concepts." Recognizing the challenges in developing and publishing any standard dealing with ergonomics, Budnick concludes, "I'm sure we could pick this standard apart word-by-word and debate a few things, but I'm happy to report that it is a concise high level introduction to the basics of human-centered design (ergonomics) ..."
October 12, 2011

Ergoweb Selected as Exclusive Distributor for ErgoAdvocate Office Ergonomics Program

Ergoweb Inc. is now the exclusive source for the ErgoAdvocate office ergonomics system. ErgoAdvocate is an on-line ergonomics training, evaluation and self-help system modeled after the award-winning American Express Global Ergonomics Program. The system can be delivered as a turn-key solution, a customized solution, or as an outsourced support process managed by Ergoweb experts.
October 10, 2011

Report on Musculoskeletal disorders in the European Union

The 2010 Report on Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the European Union highlights the current state of Occupational Health and Safety as well as a number of trends in the risk profiles for member states. This article summarizes some of the findings collected over the past two decades and builds on previous EU-OSHA reports.