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Definition of Occupational Ergonomics

Humantech has adopted the NIOSH definition of occupational ergonomics as the basis of our approach.

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Board Certification in Ergonomics

Humantech’s position is that board certifications in ergonomics, meeting criteria set by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), designate the highest level and most qualified ergonomics professionals.

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Value Proposition in Ergonomics

Humantech’s position is that the value proposition of ergonomics is two-fold: improved employee well-being and improved business performance.

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Physical Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Humantech’s position is that forceful and prolonged exertions, awkward postures, and repetition are the primary physical risk factors in the workplace that are associated with the development of MSDs.

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Managing Ergonomics as a Continuous Improvement Process

Humantech’s position on the control of workplace ergonomics is that improvements and sustainability are most effective and efficient when managed as a continuous improvement process.

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Leading Measures for Ergonomics Improvement Process

Humantech’s position is that organizations should focus on using leading measures of MSD risk factors to drive their ergonomic improvement process.

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Hierarchy of Controls for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Humantech’s hierarchy of controls model for MSD risks is a refinement based on current models of leading agencies and institutions. Humantech’s position is that there are five general levels of controls.

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Calculating Return on Investment for Ergonomics

Humantech recommends that engineers and ergonomics subject matter experts use ROI to demonstrate the value resulting from individual workplace improvements and an ongoing ergonomics improvement process.

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Using Blended Learning to Deliver Ergonomics Training

Humantech’s position is that a blended approach, based on the principles of adult learning and the “flipped classroom” model, provides the most effective means to deliver training in ergonomics.

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Prolonged Static Sitting and Standing at Work

Humantech’s position is that prolonged static sitting and prolonged static standing at work should be avoided.

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The Impact of Aging on Ergonomics Design

Humantech’s position on ergonomics is to design for the capabilities of employees of all ages in the workplace, including older ones. A well-designed workplace benefits everyone.

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The Effectiveness of Stretching on Preventing MSD Injuries

Humantech’s position on company-mandated stretching programs is that they can benefit personal wellness and fitness, but stretching is not effective in preventing musculoskeletal disorders.

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