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December 20, 2013
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 […]
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 […]
November 19, 2013
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
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
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
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?
March 18, 2008
OSHA announces the release of Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Shipyards, an new industry-specific guidance document.
December 31, 2007
The California Division of Occupational Safety has issued a citation to the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel, the opening salvo in a battle of a kind that could become more common.
December 10, 2007
A new voluntary standard to help protect construction workers from musculoskeletal disorders is causing consternation in the building industry. The nearing United States election helps explain why, according to one report.
September 24, 2007
A poll of Democratic presidential contenders points to a possible win in 2008 for ergonomics regulation
May 4, 2007
The California OSHA outlines ways to cut the grim annual figures for MSDs related to manual materials handling.
October 27, 2006
Washington's Supreme Court decided in October that the repeal by voters of an ergonomics initiative in 2003 does not undermine the state's authority to address safety hazards.