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Webinar: Working from Home: Things You Need to Know

Certified ergonomist Ayla Yi and Occupational Therapist and Ergonomics Specialist Tiffany Gaylor will offer quick tips and low or no-cost ways to stay healthy and comfortable while you continue to work from home at our upcoming webinar. Continue Reading Webinar: Working from Home: Things You Need to Know

Home Office New Year’s Resolutions

At the start of each year, we may feel motivated to turn over a new leaf, change a bad habit, or set self-improvement goals. Unfortunately, January 1 of 2021 did not bring back the normalcy we knew prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; in fact, most of us are still working from home and struggling to… Continue Reading Home Office New Year’s Resolutions

The Five Myths and Truths of Ergonomics

To address the societal impact of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) injuries, it’s best to rely on empirical research and tailor the conversation to the positional interests of your audience members. For example, if you’re trying to influence change in a certain approach or method (job rotation) to reduce MSDs at your organization, use facts to support your recommendations. Continue Reading The Five Myths and Truths of Ergonomics

The Bottom Line: “2” is the New “3”

Back by popular demand! The Bottom Line video, “NIOSH Lifting Equation: 2 is the New 3,” produced in 2015, is the most watched installment of this series. Continue Reading The Bottom Line: “2” is the New “3”

3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Home Lifestyle

Last spring, many office employees were suddenly instructed to work from home, but expected to be back within a month or two. Since working from home has become more long-term, organizational leaders are reevaluating where their employees will work in the future. As of August 2020, approximately 42 percent of the working population in the United States is working from home full time. In a recent study, approximately 82 percent of employees prefer to work from home a few days per week when offices eventually reopen. Unfortunately, with many sudden changes come bad habits. Here are three simple ways to improve your work-home lifestyle. Continue Reading 3 Ways to Improve Your Work-Home Lifestyle

Working from Home: The Case for Ergonomics

Now that 42 percent of the workforce has been working remotely (due to COVID-19), 74 percent of companies are planning to make the shift to remote work permanent. By doing this, workers save on operating costs, and employers save on overhead. But what happens when an employee working from home gets injured? Continue Reading Working from Home: The Case for Ergonomics

A Bright Future for 3D SSPP™ – 3D Static Strength Prediction Program

VelocityEHS recently announced exclusive rights to sell and support 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™), an ergonomics job analysis and design tool originally developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics. With this innovative and research-proven ergonomics technology, VelocityEHS’ Humantech continues to lead the industry by delivering a comprehensive suite of assessment tools that improve the… Continue Reading A Bright Future for 3D SSPP™ – 3D Static Strength Prediction Program

Improving Ergonomics through Product Design

It’s important to target ergonomics improvements based on the hierarchy of controls. But if you’re on the plant floor and the direct cause of an issue is related to product design, it can be difficult to implement an elimination control without access to the design team. In some cases, an engineering or administrative control at… Continue Reading Improving Ergonomics through Product Design

Mexican Ergonomics Standard (NOM-036): What is it and when does it apply?

Back in 2018, the Mexican Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare published an ergonomics standard, NOM-036-1-STPS-2018, with the objective of identifying, analyzing, preventing, and controlling occupational risk factors associated with manual material handling in the workplace. The Official Mexican Standard came into effect at the beginning of 2020, so let’s look at what this standard… Continue Reading Mexican Ergonomics Standard (NOM-036): What is it and when does it apply?

Applied Ergonomics Conference – Day 1 Recap

Even though we could not attend the Applied Ergonomics Conference in person, we’re grateful for the virtual learning experience and for having the opportunity to collaborate with the attendees who stopped by our booth. The theme of day one was Advancements in Ergonomics, with the focus on wearable technologies and exoskeletons. Read the summaries from our ergonomics experts. Title:… Continue Reading Applied Ergonomics Conference – Day 1 Recap