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5 Essential Elements of a Successful Ergonomics Process
This guide explains the 5 essential elements of a successful corporate ergonomics program.
Guide to Establishing a Successful Site Ergonomics Process
This is a hands-on guide to developing and launching an ergonomics process at a site or facility.
Site Ergonomics Planning Template
This is a hands-on, fillable spreadsheet template with examples you can use to expedite your planning. It’s a companion to our Guide to Establishing a Successful Ergonomics Process at a Site, above.
Using Setting-Specific Ergonomic Checklists for Non-Cyclical Work
This brief document explains the value of developing or using your own ergonomic hazards checklists for specific work settings and environments.
Guide to Assessing Ergonomic Risk of Non-Cyclical Work
This brief document provides ideas about how you might assess risk in non-cyclical work tasks and environments.
Open Access Articles
March 15, 2002
Senators call for action on ergonomics; lobbyists recommend against interupting the process. Meanwhile, OSHA moves forward with warning letters and Site Specific Targeting.
March 1, 2002
Deadlines for action on ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace have come and gone without OSHA making headway. With a year gone by, several groups are calling on OSHA to take action now.
February 20, 2002
Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention programs in the workplace, often called ergonomics programs, have been shown to lower business costs due to decreased lost time, decreased incidence of injury, and decreased workers' compensation costs.
February 8, 2002
California and Washington already have ergonomics standards on the books. With the Federal Government taking an apparent hiatus on ergonomics, some states are proposing their own regulations.
January 16, 2002
Ending 10 years of litigation, Beverly Enterprises agreed to adopt specific ergonomic measures to reduce injuries to employees performing patient lifts. Beverly will withdraw its contest of the citations and OSHA will withdraw proposed penalties.
December 26, 2001
The creation of control options depends on the experience and imagination of the analyst. Although specific solutions vary, there is a standard thought process that can be applied.
October 18, 2000
ErgoWeb Announces new OSHA Ergonomics Standards Watch section of ergoweb.com. This new section is dedicated to providing companies with complete information and understanding of the pending OSHA ergonomics standard
October 6, 2000
While the conference committee is busy formulating a final Labor-HHS bill to present to President Clinton, OSHA is spinning its wheels in preparation for a final ergonomics standard by the end of the year.
September 22, 2000
If OSHA's proposed ergonomics standard isn't confusing enough, try examining OSHA's task of implementing a new standard.
August 23, 2000
Proposals are being accepted until Oct. 27 for $4.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations for safety and health training under the Occupation Safety and Health Administration's Susan Harwood Training Grants program.
August 21, 2000
A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offering new worker protection to flight attendants.
August 3, 2000
Government safety inspectors will not routinely request that employers who voluntarily evaluate work sites for potential safety and health problems provide the findings to the government during safety and health inspections.