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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 […]
September 6, 2013

Lifting Assists

  Lift in constrained area; possible use for cradle Principles affected Posture Force Related pages Material handling Hoists and cranes Lift trucks Lifter-transporters Background Lift heavy objects […]
September 6, 2013

Mobile High Work Platforms

Working in high position can create multiple challenges Principles affected Posture Reach Height Related pages Workstations Work platforms Storage (at point-of-use) Background Maintenance personnel often need access […]
September 6, 2013

Access Platforms

Refinery platforms (arrows) Standard platform in power plant Principles affected Posture Reach Height Clearance Related pages Workstations Work platforms Maintenance Mobile high platforms Background Process industries […]
September 6, 2013

Maintenance Access Panels

Cumbersome to fit and fasten Principles affected Posture Force Motions Fatigue Clearance Related pages Machine operation Covers and doors Tools Quick releases Material handling Wheels Background […]
September 6, 2013


Low, constrained area, hard to turn Good height, clearance, and wheel size Principles affected Posture Force Reach Height Motions Clearance Background The two main issues that […]
September 6, 2013

Chip Handling

Principles affected Posture Force Reach Related pages Material handling Dumpers Background Objectives Ideas and Options First issue                   […]
September 6, 2013

Changeovers and Setups

Principles affected All Related pages   Background Objectives Ideas and Options First issue Poor access tray and support in the way Cannot see well No particular […]
September 6, 2013

Covers and Doors

Holding cover open with one arm, adjusting with other Principles affected Force Reach Motions Related pages Maintenance Access panels Tools Quick releases Background Machines often have […]