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Our passion is to help companies and individuals succeed by delivering sustainable ergonomics solutions that not only reduce employee risk, but also increase productivity and deliver a higher quality product. With that in mind, we created this learning center to offer our visitors solutions and resources that maximize their health and well being.

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December 20, 2013

10 Principles of Human-Friendly Design

You must understand the basic principles of human-friendly design to evaluate or design workplace equipment. There are no shortcuts or simple tips that replace a firm […]
December 20, 2013

How to improve production

Despite all the advancements in automation and high technology, humans still constitute a decisive factor in production. Whether planning new operations or improving existing ones, it […]
December 20, 2013

Checking and Sorting

Common issues Constant bending to check orders Lifting, walking, carrying to sort orders Checking incoming materials often is done on the floor, which then usually requires […]
November 19, 2013

Effect of Cold Temperatures on Dexterity

As winter descends upon the northern hemisphere, it reminds us of the effects of temperature on human performance. We all know temperature can impair human abilities, […]
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 8, 2013

Force Guidelines

Common standards* (Most items apply to sustained work) Maximum two-handed lift (with vertical travel distance) 20 lbs Maximum two-handed carry (no vertical travel distance) 30 lbs […]
December 26, 2001

Control Strategies: Engineering, Administrative and PPE

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.
January 11, 2010

US Chamber of Commerce To Hold Meeting in Anticipation of OSHA Ergonomics Activity

The US Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a meeting for January 25, 2010 to discuss OSHA activities that they believe pertain to ergonomics. The group considers OSHA's call for musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) recordkeeping changes as "... the first shot in the coming ergo conflict."
December 9, 2009

Will the Obama Administration Tackle Ergonomics?

OSHA has begun to change directions since the Obama administration took control. The Ergonomics Report looks at recent developments and OSHA statements, including changes to recordkeeping requirements, increased emphasis on enforcement, and increased attention to the general duty clause. These, along with "stealth" ergonomics-related regulations, suggest ergonomics may once again become political.
October 19, 2009

US Senator Al Franken Introduces Safe Patient Handling Bill

A Democratic US senator, Al Franken, has introduced legislation to make patient handling safer for nurses and patients alike. A companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
September 21, 2009

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Reiterates Warning Against Ergonomics Standard

Michigan legislators appear to have little thought to spare for the proposed mandatory ergonomics standard, which was, until January, winding its way through the state's legislative process.
June 22, 2009

NIOSH Releases Work Injury and Illness Coding System

When the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety released its new tool for coding occupational injury and illness incidents, it omitted one of its biggest concerns
January 18, 2009

Michigan Regulatory Commission Advances Mandatory Ergonomics Standard

This battle is heating up. Despite efforts to derail it, the long-running effort in Michigan to introduce an ergonomics standard is back on track after receiving unanimous support from key regulatory commissions in Michigan.
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