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Wearable ergonomics can reduce workplace injuries and workers’ compensation costs, but coordination and an alignment of incentives are required before they can gain a foothold.
Technology has advanced to the point that employers can pinpoint causes of injury and develop targeted safety improvements.
New technologies are great at combating material handling injuries, but workers may still need to move or lift heavy objects. That’s where body mechanics comes in.
At an upcoming National Ergo Conference digital session, experts in biomechanics and safety will teach attendees how to make training on proper lifting technique more effective.
Underlying medical conditions are usually the defining feature of an extreme ergonomics accommodation case.
Working from home has become cemented in our everyday lives, especially with the ongoing threat of COVID-19. However, the threat of worker injury does not disappear.
This year’s conference will highlight new technology to combat fatigue and the synergy between ergonomics and optimal performance.
When push comes to pull, it’s the method that counts. New guidelines should prevent injuries due to pulling heavy objects.
Hear from two successful companies — Seattle City Light and Honda of Canada Manufacturing — on how employee engagement has helped make their respective ergonomic programs a success.
During a recent session at the virtual Ergo Expo conference Facebook’s human factors researcher shared why workplace environment is an important consideration for ergonomists.
ErgoExpo kicks off with a virtual general session designed to continue to ergonomic conversation on what the future holds for employees working from home in the era of COVID.
During the virtual kick-off of the National Ergonomics Conference and Ergo Expo®, keynote speaker Dr. Mike O’Neill explained the psychology behind the healthy workplace ‘nudge’ and how it can have ergonomic benefits.
Since the 1970’s, there has been a misconception that squat lifting is safer than stoop lifting, but research shows fallacies in that theory.
As the cannabis-legalization shift continues to sweep the nation, California growers are uniquely positioned to lead the way on ergonomic controls.
Testing new approaches and new ideas to create effective methods and solutions; it’s what ergonomists do, and it’s what we’re doing for the 2020 National Ergonomics Conference.
Musculoskeletal disorders can lead to opioid abuse, but workplace ergonomics can make a difference. Let’s not forget the urgency of the opioid epidemic in the wake of COVID-19.
Technology is now inseparable from the ergonomics revolution empowering safety professionals to prevent injuries.
These short videos offer ergonomics tips remote employees will actually use.
Older workers may be more vulnerable, but their experience is indispensable, which is why it’s important to protect them with ergonomics.
Due to physical inactivity in quarantine, workers may not be used to the level of physical activity they previously engaged in while on the job.
Teaching employees proper body mechanics can help prevent injuries and reduce musculoskeletal risk.