Open Access Articles

December 20, 2013

10 Principles of Human-Friendly Design

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

How to improve production

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 […]
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, 2008

Michigan Releases New Draft of Controversial Ergonomics Standard

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.
March 18, 2008

OSHA Announces New Ergonomics Guidelines for Shipyards

OSHA announces the release of Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Shipyards, an new industry-specific guidance document.
December 31, 2007

Ergonomics-related Citation to California Hotel a Foretaste of Wider Battles?

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

Builders Launch New Appeal Against Voluntary Ergonomics Standard for Construction Workers

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

Democratic Presidential Candidates Favor New Look at Workplace Ergonomics

A poll of Democratic presidential contenders points to a possible win in 2008 for ergonomics regulation
May 4, 2007

California OSHA Publishes Steps to Reduce MSDs from Manual Materials Handling

The California OSHA outlines ways to cut the grim annual figures for MSDs related to manual materials handling.
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