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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 3, 2015
Does your company have more than $10,000 in contracts or subcontracts with the USA Federal government, or an agency thereof? Most medium or large companies do, which makes them subject to new affirmative action regulations targeting employees with disabilities.
November 11, 2014
As we come to the end of 2014, many of us will be finalizing the OSHA 300 and 300A recordkeeping forms to share with employees in […]
October 28, 2014
The following list of University based academic programs was compiled in 2014 by Ergoweb intern Shweta Agarwal. She compiled this information based on voluntary contributions from the Universities, so if a University did not contribute their listing information, Shweta was unable to include them in the list below.
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.
June 22, 2009
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
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.