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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
October 11, 2017
How much should we budget for ergonomics? Who should pay for it? Do we really need it? What value can we expect from our investment? These […]
June 27, 2017
By Peter Budnick 27th June, 2017 Sustainable sounds like one of those corporate buzzwords that come and go, but the meaning behind it will always ring […]
June 23, 2017
Continuous improvement, or continual improvement, is the ongoing improvement of products, services or processes through incremental and breakthrough improvements.1 What do Lean, Six-Sigma, Total Quality Management, Performance […]
May 23, 2017
Team Ergoweb 23rd June, 2017 Applying workplace ergonomics through a continuous improvement process is essential for enterprise sustainability. A good ergonomics process plays a key role in […]
March 28, 2017
Christensen (1987) points out that the importance of a “good fit” between humans and tools was probably realized early in the development of the species. Australopithecus […]
August 10, 2015
Last Fall we observed the untimely death of Thomas (“Tom”) Waters, a man who made significant contributions to our understanding of risk related manual material handling tasks, including […]
March 28, 2010
Ergonomics Concepts Introduction er·go·nom·ics \,ûrg-go-‘näm-iks\ The science of work. Ergonomics removes barriers to quality, productivity and safe human performance by fitting products, tasks, and environments to […]
May 20, 2002
Test your occupational ergonomics knowledge by answering the following questions taken from Ergoweb's Computer Based Ergonomics Training Course.
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.
February 10, 2010
A new political battle is brewing as OSHA seeks comments on it's proposed musculoskeletal disorder recordkeeping rules. This debate will have a significant impact on the practice and profession of ergonomics. This article provides insight into the coming debate, and serves as a call to action for all who are interested in the future of ergonomics.
February 2, 2010
A summary of ergonomics in the news, including, including: Poultry Industry Successes; Chair Controversy; iPad and Gesturing; New OSHA and NIOSH Resources; Michigan Ergo Standard; Laparoscopic Surgeon MSD Concerns
January 11, 2010
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
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
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 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.