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July 29, 2014
German researchers investigated the effects of seated work vs. a mix of seated and standing work on physical and psychological complaints and on data entry performance. They found improvements in musculoskeletal comfort and mood when subjects varied working postures between sitting and standing, as compared to sitting only, with small effects on data entry performance.
June 3, 2014
Delivering comprehensive ergonomics services to large or distributed office populations is challenging, time consuming and very expensive. Sending qualified ergonomics professionals is often difficult to arrange, […]
April 16, 2014
Ergoweb's Peter Budnick details his views on the emerging debates surrounding the relationships between ergonomics, a field he believes is fairly well defined, and wellness, a concept that is not well defined, though intuitively appealing. "Ergonomics and wellness complement each other, but they are not one and the same," he concludes.
January 6, 2014
Hal Hendrick wrote "The Ergonomics of Economics is the Economics of Ergonomics" over 17 years ago, and it remains very relevant today. Peter Budnick reviews the article, including a summary of many ergonomics ROI examples Hendrick collected. As Hendrick said in 1996, "... I know of no profession where so small a group of professionals has such a tremendous potential for truly making a difference ... for virtually every person on this globe."
December 20, 2013
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
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 […]
January 11, 2009
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
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
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
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
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.
September 8, 2008
Opponents are girding to do battle against Michigan's new proposed ergonomics standard. The see it as a drain on the state's bottom line.