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April 4, 2012
This article, reprinted from The Ergonomics Report, summarizes an internal corporate study of 6200 financial services call center staff found that over a three-year period employees in non-adjustable workstations had 5-times more injuries and 20 times more Worker Compensation injury costs, as compared to employees in user-adjustable workstations. Furthermore, the non-adjustable workstations had higher costs associated with routine moves and making ergonomic adjustments.
March 21, 2012
Ergoweb's Peter Budnick and ErgoAdvocate's Gene Kay will make a series of presentations at the Applied Ergonomics Conference, to be held in Nashville, TN, March 26-29, 2012. The companies will also participate as exhibitors. Their presentations and topics will include ...
March 20, 2012
The Product Design Technical Group (PDTG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society welcomes submissions for its 11th Annual Stanley H. Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award. The award emphasizes innovative and user-centered approaches to HF/E and industrial design. The topic for this year’s prize is the human factors/ergonomics science behind product design ...
March 20, 2012
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society welcomes your submission for the 2012 Human Factors Prize: Recognizing Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research. The prize winner will receive $10,000 and publication in the Society’s flagship journal, Human Factors. Plan to submit your work between June 1 and July 1, 2012 ...
March 15, 2012
In this article, originally published in The Ergonomics Report, guest contributor Iuliana Nastasia summarizes the results of an extensive review of the scientific literature related to return to work following a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD). It's no secret among ergonomics practitioners that a small portion of injured workers account for a large portion of workers compensation burden, and an effective return-to-work process is essential to controlling those costs. In this article, Nastasia reviews the key findings and identifies 5 key strategies for success in preventing prolonged disability in workers compensated for WRMSDs.
March 8, 2012
This webinar will feature two speakers who will share their experience in the development, management and day-to-day participation in award winning office ergonomics programs. Keith Osborne, HSE Site Specialist at Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., will explain how he helped start and grow a program that has now become a Honeywell best practice, helped earn OSHA VPP Star status, and earned him a President's Award for HSE. Gene Kay, President, ErgoAdvocate LLC, will explain his experience with American Express's award winning enterprise-wide office ergonomics program, and share successful program statistics associated with web-based program management tools, including training, tracking, and improving outcomes.
March 7, 2012
The Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee has spent months conducting research to identify ways to make the conference better than ever. They interviewed numerous attendees, talked with industry experts, benchmarked other conferences and developed an entirely new approach to enhance this already highly acclaimed event. Armed with this information, this year’s conference, scheduled for March 26-29 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., will feature the latest ergonomics methods and research and two of the most respected and relevant ergonomics leaders in the field.
February 27, 2012
Atlas Ergonomics is seeking a Director of Ergonomic Services.
February 16, 2012
Ergoweb is participating in the 18th World Congress on Ergonomics, being held in Recife, Brazil, and it has been a week of serious hard work as ergonomists from around the world share and learn, but last night our Brazilian hosts set a whole new standard for the social component of a professional conference, and we have pictures to prove it ...
February 16, 2012
Recife, Brazil -- 16 February 2012 -- Ergoweb today announced the formation of a joint venture, ErgoAdvocate LLC, at the 18th World Congress on Ergonomics. Ergoweb and ErgoAdvocate are USA based companies serving an international customer base.
February 9, 2012
Peter Budnick, Ergoweb's Co-Founder and CEO, will moderate and participate in a special session focusing on ergonomics certification programs from around the world. The session will take place next week at the 18th World Congress on Ergonomics, sponsored by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), in Recife, Brazil. The primary focus of the session will be the question of mutual recognition among the various IEA endorsed and recognized certification bodies.
February 1, 2012
This article, which was originally published in The Ergonomics Report, reviews the evolution of an ergonomics process that was developed and promoted internally by Keith Osborne, a Honeywell HSE specialist. The process took some years to build, and Osborne shares how he won early successes that were used to gain management support and grow the benefits and value of ergonomics, and how he leveraged success to continuously improve and grow the process. The program now produces a significant ROI, helped gain the site OSHA VPP Star status, and has been adopted as a Honeywell best practice.
January 26, 2012
GOErgo’s 15th annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo 2012 is right around the corner, and Ergoweb Community members, including you, are eligible to receive discounted registration -- see this article for details.
January 5, 2012
On January 13, 2012, Budnick, along with Bill Boyd of CNA Insurance, will participate in a free webinar called "Current Trends in Ergonomics." The presenters will also provide an overview of their featured conference presentations.
January 3, 2012
Find out what topics were accessed the most by Ergoweb's 280,000 web site visitors in 2011. At the close of each year we review the previous year's web site statistics to learn what topics drew the most attention. We're always surprised -- and sometimes even dismayed -- by what we learn. These were the most read Ergoweb articles and discussions in 2011 ...
December 20, 2011
Developed by an orthopedic surgeon, the OrthoMouse is designed to complement the anatomy and the "position of function" of the human hand. It has interchangeable sizing adaptors designed to fit a variety of hand sizes, and has a positive rating (4.6 from a variety of computer users).
December 15, 2011
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is hiring a Safety Specialist. TD Bank's Safety Team provides services that help ensure the workplace safety and well-being of our U.S. employees. Ergonomics will be part of the successful candidate's responsibilities.
December 13, 2011
We previously reported that the start of enforcement for California's new Safe Patient Handling law, AB 1136, Hospital Patient and Health Care Worker Injury Protection Act, would not occur until January 2013. However, that was incorrect; the actual enforcement start date is January 1, 2012, just weeks from now. In this article, Peter Budnick revisits AB 1136, correcting the start date error, reviewing several points of confusion in the language of the law, and provides a concise, point-by-point summary of the law's key requirements.
December 4, 2011
Who would have thought we could improve on the basic manual wheelbarrow, a tool that goes back, depending on whose history you believe, to somewhere around 118 AD? An after market product, called Simply Dump It, attempts to do just that by introducing a pivoting handle that improves the biomechanics of wheelbarrow operation.
November 17, 2011
The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE), the premier certification body for professional ergonomics, is seeking a part-time Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the BCPE.