Welcome to the Ergoweb® Learning Center

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

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 […]
December 20, 2013

Process Improvement

Recent decades have witnessed the introduction of an impressive array of strategies to streamline and enhance production. Lean  — Focus on adding value and eliminating waste […]
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 […]
April 3, 2013

Stretching and Ergonomics

Why, when implemented in the workplace, do resolutions that encourage workers to partake in on-the-job exercise programs, install and use stretch-break reminder software at their computer workstations, or commit to a personal wellness plan, so often get confused with ergonomics?
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.
January 11, 2009

Michigan Draft Ergonomics Standard Under Fire from Business Groups

A key vote comes up this week in Michigan on a draft mandatory ergonomics standard for the state. The economic downturn has an upside for the standard's opponents.
January 7, 2009

Safe Patient Handling Activists See Improving Attitudes in Healthcare Industry

Research shows manual patient handling is unsafe for patients and nursing staff alike. It persists, but two activists in the movement to end the practice report progress.
October 1, 2008

Experts Dissect Repealed Ergonomics Standard, See Room for Change

Any new OSHA ergonomics standard represents an opportunity to revisit the strengths and weaknesses of the 2000 version. The Ergonomics Report interviews experts David Cochran and Barbara Silverstein to explore the possibilities.
September 17, 2008

Foes of Ergonomics Regulation Honing Strategies

Conversations in September with spokespeople from organizations on opposite sides of the ergonomics regulation issue suggest a rematch is inevitable when the administration in Washington DC changes on January 20, 2009.
September 9, 2008

Anti-Regulation Group Prepares for New Fight Against Ergonomics

The United States Chamber of Commerce will hold a Forum entitled "Ergonomics in the 21st Century: Toward a New Paradigm" on September 12, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will serve to re-energize an anti-regulation group and to report new research it believes strengthens their political positions.
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