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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 […]
March 20, 2012

More Evidence Supporting Ergonomics as a Business Improvement Strategy

A well formulated and executed ergonomics program is once again shown to be a significant contributor to the organizational bottom line. The latest evidence comes from research conducted by University of Wisconsin based researchers Garg and Kapellusch who tracked key business metrics at seven health care facilities with ergonomics programs that included patient handling equipment. While safe patient handling has become an important topic in many health care facilities, and regulators, the proven benefits of an ergonomics program are transferable to any workplace or industry.
March 20, 2012

Submit Your Product Design Research for the Human Factors Prize

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society welcomes your submission for the 2012 Human Factors Prize: Recognizing Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research. The prize winner will receive $10,000 and publication in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. Plan to submit your work between June 1 and July 1, 2012 ...
March 20, 2012

Submit Your Product for the 2012 Stanley H. Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award

The Product Design Technical Group (PDTG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society welcomes submissions for its 11th Annual Stanley H. Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award. The award emphasizes innovative and user-centered approaches to HF/E and industrial design. The topic for this year's prize is the human factors/ergonomics science behind product design ...