Open Access News: over 1200 articles
June 11, 2004
More than just telecommuting, high tech companies are finding ways to make it simple for workers to choose where and when to work.
June 9, 2004
Recent report indicates companies are turning to ergonomics to combat “sick” days, particularly when the sick days have little to do with illness.
June 7, 2004
Surveys find that certain portable electronics have a knack for annoying others and may even increase stress in the workplace.
June 4, 2004
Engineering students at Michigan State University develop talking washing machine to work with blind users.
June 2, 2004
Studies say nice weather coupled with summer vacations can result in a drop in worker productivity but using ergonomics to fit the work schedule to the worker's mindset can keep productivity at its peak.
May 31, 2004
Study looks at underlying causes of why some jobs are more painful than other jobs.
May 28, 2004
More than a year after the draft set of guidelines was released, OSHA's finalized grocery guidelines hit the shelves.
May 28, 2004
Students at Northwestern will soon start learning more about how to address the pains of playing instruments.
May 26, 2004
Hotels looking for ways to help tired business travelers with their sleep problems may end up boosting worker productivity.
May 24, 2004
Researchers are toying with the idea of sending messages via vibration to keep emergency communications with already-overloaded soldiers flowing smoothly.
May 21, 2004
Potteries put Universal Design into tableware and turn out a hit that works for people of all abilities.
May 19, 2004
Recent project sought to determine how to best incorporate virtual reality and virtual environments into the real world of business.
May 17, 2004
New wheelchair designed with young users in mind not only fits and maneuvers more effectively than the old school model, it looks cool, too.
May 14, 2004
With new gaming systems offering voice recognition, access to instant messaging and other treats, gamers could either get more accomplished or face more injury risks.
May 12, 2004
Starting a return-to-work program with ergonomics can mean success for everyone involved.
May 10, 2004
As companies clamor to hire more stability-oriented older workers, ergonomics steps into the forefront to make the workplace more accommodating for everyone.
May 7, 2004
Motherhood can be a tough job, complete with work-related injuries including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
May 5, 2004
Researchers are looking at a variety of industries to determine how best to change shifts in health care.
May 3, 2004
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week aims to improve workplace safety and health throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.
April 30, 2004
Recent reports of MSD and other occupational injuries for rock stars may indicate that even the dreamiest job has its downside.