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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 […]
September 25, 2013

What Influences The Use of Lift & Assist Devices In Healthcare?

Gene Kay MS, CEA, and Peter Budnick, PhD, CPE 25th September, 2013 This article is reprinted with permission from The Ergonomics Report™ Archives, where it originally appeared […]
September 24, 2013

Ergoweb Management to Speak at Upcoming Conferences

Peter Budnick, PhD, CPE, Ergoweb's Co-Founder and CEO, and Gene Kay, MS, CEA, President, ErgoAdvocate LLC (a division of Ergoweb), will speak at several conferences over the next week. Peter will participate in Globalization of Ergonomics, a panel session taking place at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Gene will speak at the 2013 Midwest Regional Occupational Health Conference and participate in a panel discussion at the Minnesota State Agency - Safety & Loss Control Conference.
September 13, 2013

Time and Physical Demands Analysis

  By Dan MacLeod CPE June 19, 2007 Overview Time and Physical Demands Analysis combines biomechanics with time study, which provides a very practical approach to […]
September 12, 2013

Highly adjustable pedestal workstation

Video clip 1: Pedestal workstation Video clip 2: Pedestal workstation These video clips show the use of a highly adjustable pedestal workstation that replaced a traditional […]
September 12, 2013

Electronics Workstations

This workstation designed for circuit board assembly incorporates a number of good features: A — Tiltable fixture B — Task lighting C — Storage racks (in […]
September 12, 2013

scientific evidence for a semi-crouch position

90 – 90 – 90 and All That by Dan MacLeod, CPE There’s an old rule of thumb that suggests that the correct sitting posture is […]
September 11, 2013

Die Cart Workstation

Die cart converted to sturdy workstation Die carts, which have been used for decades in stamping operations, happen to be very good for use as sturdy […]
September 11, 2013

Low-Cost Hopper Dumper

More Details   Hopper wheels in frame   Wheels on the hopper fit in the frame, ingeniously taking advantage of the I-beam structure to stabilize the […]
September 10, 2013

Friction grips: more examples

Meat and poultry industry knives Case study in importance of good friction grips Constant use of knives Many workers in the meat and poultry industries constantly […]