An Equation to Predict Maximum Acceptable Efforts for Repetitive Tasks

Researcher Jim R. Potvin has proposed an equation that could have significant impact on the way ergonomists estimate risk for repetitive tasks. In the introduction to his article, Potvin reviews the d [...]

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Commentary: Ergonomics and its Relationship with Wellness

This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on September 26, 2012. I was reminded [in September 2012] of the wide range of perspectives regarding the depth and breadth of the field [...]

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Applied Anthropometry Improves Fit

The way to use anthropometric data in the design process varies with the complexity of the problem. Suppose you are designing a doorway to fit a population.  You can measure everybody’s heig [...]

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Practitioners Talking with Practitioners, Next Week at the Applied Ergonomics Conference

See successful ergonomics programs first-hand and interact with ergonomics professionals from around the world at the 2014 Applied Ergonomics Conference. It’s not too late to join your peers in Orla [...]

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29 inch Desk Height Revisited

Author's Note: In 2011 I coauthored an article here in The Ergonomics Report™, Is There An Industry Standard For Desk Height?, with Gene Kay. Soon after, a discussion erupted in one of the LinkedIn [...]

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Get on the Inside Track for the 2014 Applied Ergonomics Conference

The Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) is just around the corner, March 24-27 in Orlando, Fla. The 2014 conference schedule covers a range of timely ergo topics from experts at leading organizations, [...]

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Hand, wrist and arm ergonomic analysis methods

Review of Hand/Wrist/Arm Ergonomics Analysis Methods: Part 2

This article is Part 2 of a 2 part review of "Job Analysis Techniques for Distal Upper Extremity Disorders," a chapter written by researchers Arun Garg and Jay Kapellusch, appearing in Reviews of Hu [...]

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Hand, wrist and arm ergonomic analysis methods

Review of Hand/Wrist/Arm Ergonomics Analysis Methods: Part 1

When Ergoweb teaches job assessment techniques, we often start with the scientific foundation for the methods we believe to be the most useful in the identification and prevention of work-related musc [...]

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Ergonomics for Business, in Business Terms

I read an article titled "Corporate Ergonomics: It's Musculoskeletal Disorder Management and System Optimization," by Nancy L.J. Larson, the corporate ergonomist for 3M, and found it to be particul [...]

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Economics of Ergonomics

The Ergonomics of Economics is the Economics of Ergonomics

Introduction I came across this article written by the late Hal W. Hendrick, and was immediately impressed with his early recognition that the successful path forward for the field of ergonomics w [...]

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