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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 […]
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 […]
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?
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.
October 27, 2006

State Court Confirms Power of Washington’s Ergonomics Rules

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.
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