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May 3, 2002
New studies document that MSD risk factors are costing companies money before injuries occur.
May 1, 2002
The second in a line of initiatives for OSHA's comprehensive approach to reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) was announced April 30 with the formation of the National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics.
April 29, 2002
The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association (BIFMA) has released the guideline titled, "The Ergonomics Guideline for VDT (Visual Display Terminal) Furniture used in Office
April 26, 2002
Senators propose new ergonomics plan as Chao defends OSHA's policy.
April 24, 2002
OSHA announced that the first industry-specific guidelines to reduce MSDs will be developed for nursing homes.
April 22, 2002
A brief summary of ergonomics in the news.
April 19, 2002
Liberty Mutual identified the leading causes of disabling workplace injuries and their associated direct costs using its own data, and findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
April 16, 2002
RIMS and OSHA partner as Henshaw names regional ergonomics directors.
April 15, 2002
Has technology caused anthropometric changes in the human thumb? Read about one study that says, Yes.
April 11, 2002
A total of 1.7 million injuries and illnesses in private industry required recuperation away from work beyond the day of the incident in 2000. The number of these cases in 2000 was about the same as in 1999.
April 10, 2002
Digital Human Modeling is an essential element of product development. By applying this technology to integrate human qualities into the early stages of design, engineers effectively increase safety and comfort levels.
April 8, 2002
Just days after OSHA announced a comprehensive ergonomics strategy, including "targeted guidelines and tough enforcement," here's what is being said.
April 5, 2002
Targeted Guidelines and Tough Enforcement Two Key Elements
April 3, 2002
Ergoweb formally introduces its products and services to risk managers at the 40th Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Annual meeting in New Orleans, April 14-18, 2002.
April 2, 2002
While much of this document covers programming issues, a significant part specifically requires incorporating human factors/ergonomic design principles into software development for medical devices.
April 1, 2002
Boeing introduces ergonomic technology to aid pilots and improve plane safety.
March 29, 2002
Professional certification in ergonomics continues to be a hot topic of discussion. Common questions include: “Who certifies in ergonomics?” and “What does CPE stand for?”.
March 27, 2002
Designing tools with adaptive features such as cuffed handles, and 90 degree arms is making gardening easier for people with limited strength and mobility.
March 25, 2002
BMW brings the computer mouse to the driver's seat in its new 7-series.
March 22, 2002
Six years ago, Omaha police departments began a $2 million effort to bring technology to the fingertips of officers. What they didn't foresee was poor ergonomics and possible safety hazards.