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Keeping you up-to-date on news in ergonomics

June 20,2022


Half of All Americans Have Musculoskeletal Pain

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), representing over 252 million American adults, produced some rather startling results.....

by: EHS Today Staff

June 17,2022


OSHA announced funding opportunities for $11 Million in grants through its Susan Harwood Training Grants Program

Nonprofit organizations have until August 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit an application for Targeted Topic...

by: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

June 14,2022


OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program to Expand on Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

With summer fast approaching, OSHA has ramped up investigations into heat-related injuries in the workplace. In furtherance of President Biden’s heat illness initiative......

by: R. Lance Witcher & Lauren E. Lenhart

June 6,2022


2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo

National Safety Council has announced Safety Congress & Expo 2022 to be held in San Diego, CA from Sept 16-22. See registration and all necessary information inside....

by: National Safety Council

June 6,2022


National Safety Council, Amazon and Top Industry Employers Pledge to Reduce Workplace Injuries by 25% by 2025

Kicking off National Safety Month, and one year after announcing a historic partnership with Amazon, the National Safety Council (NSC) unveiled....

by: National Safety Council

June 3,2022


Amid criticism of workplace injuries, Amazon signs a new safety pledge

Facing union drives, citations from state workplace regulators, lawsuits and shareholder pressure to reduce injuries, Amazon signed.....

by: Lauren Rosenblatt

June 2,2022

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Join Us in Atlanta October 10 - 14, 2022

The 66th Annual HFES Meeting convenes in Atlanta, Georgia, October 10 - 14, 2022.  Make plans to join us for outstanding education, networking opportunities, and more!

by: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES)

June 1,2022


Call for Papers: Special Section of Human Factors Journal On Assessment and Effectiveness of Driver Monitoring Systems

Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) aim to assess in real-time the state of the driver, including...

by: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES)

June 1,2022

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Ergonomics 2022--9th International Ergonomics Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

View preliminary information is available at the link inside, which will be updated as additional information becomes available:

by:  International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

June 1, 2022

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Methods for measuring physical workload among commercial cleaners: A scoping review

The article discusses research methods assessing physical workload among cleaners and the number of studies investigating workload increased in the most recent decade. It also highlights the methods...

by:  Wonil Lee, Jia-Hua Lin, Ninica Howard, Stephen Bao

Saturn Ergonomics finds this article interesting. This literature review identified multiple methods used to assess the physical workload of industrial cleaners. A limitation identified is that evaluations were completed at the task or subtask level, using single-task models. Single-task models fail to account for the cumulative impact of performing multiple different activities over the workday. The article noted the potential for multi-task models such as the RCRA (Recommended Cumulative Recovery Allowance) and Revised Strain Index to provide a cumulative metric.

May 27, 2022


Lightening loads with warehouse ergonomics

How companies are using ergonomics to retain employees, minimize musculoskeletal injuries and....

by:  Bridget McCrea

April 20, 2022

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NIOSH Uploads Six Amazing Exoskeleton Webinars to YouTube

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has uploaded several exoskeleton technology-related webinars to its YouTube channel for easier access. The webinars were ...

by:  Bobby Marinov

April 13, 2022

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New Society Tackles Issues of Surgical Injury, Ergonomics

Surgery is a broad and dynamic specialty with an expansive roster of subspecialties. What’s one thing that unites them? ...

by:  Monica J. Smith

April 11, 2022

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Ben Zavitz, Global Ergonomics Manager, of GE Speaks to Auburn University HFES.

Thank you Ben Zavitz, CPE for speaking this past week to our Auburn University Human Factors and Ergonomic Society ...

by:  Victoria Ballard

March 29, 2022

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Army asks industry about the latest in exoskeletons to improve soldier performance and physical endurance

Exoskeletons may improve the strength, endurance, safety, and ergonomics of soldiers as they walk, run, jump, climb, and ...

by:  John Keller

March 25, 2022

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Amazon Warehouses Are Relentless, Dangerous Workplaces—but It’s Hard to Punish Them for It, Thanks to Bill Clinton

Washington state fined the company this week for its hazardous work pace, but there’s no federal regulation governing ...

by:  Brian Callaci, in The New Republic

March 22, 2022

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Amazon fined $60K for willful ergonomics violation

An Amazon distribution center in Washington was cited for a willful ergonomics violation, resulting in a $60,000 ...

by:  Merriell Moyer

March 15, 2022

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IEA Core Competencies translated into Persian

A group of Master and PhD students in ergonomics in Iran who are trying to promote the field in their country have translated ...

by:  Maggie Graf

March 2, 2022

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Bill aiming to reduce impact of jobs requiring repetitive motion concerns could hurt grocers

Owners say costly renovations could cause layoffs, more automation.

by:  Drew Mikkelsen,, Seattle WA local news

February 18, 2022

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Computer World:  5 easy ways to make Android more ergonomics

Give your hands a break with these simple yet supremely effective tricks for more optimal ergonomics on Android.

by JR Raphael

February 11, 2022

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AES (Applied Ergonomics Society) February Newsletter:  Predicting the Occurrence of MSDs Using Epidemiological Techniques

"As a 54 year old, non-traditional PhD student I’m proud to be working with my Advisor, Dr. Richard Sesek, on how to better predict the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) using epidemiological techniques. Since practitioners frequently make the mistake of ... "

Contributing Author:  Murray Gibson, PE, CPE

February 5, 2022

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Update on Malaysian Ergonomics Guidelines

February 19, 4-5:30 PM.  Free workshop on understanding and implementing the DOSH's Manual Handling Guidelines at Workplace.

Presenters:  Dr. Shamsul Barhri HJ MD Tamrin, Mr. Raemy MD. Zein
Malaysia Society for Harm Reduction

February 4, 2022

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Univ. of Michigan Transportation Research Institute - Injury Biomechanics and Ergonomics

UMTRI conducts research on the biomechanics of motor vehicle occupants as it relates to occupant injuries, protection, and ...

UMTRI (University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute)

February 2, 2022

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Applied Ergonomics

Design and ergonomic assessment of a passive head/neck supporting exoskeleton for overhead work use

Authors:  Ehsan Garosi (Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), et al.

February 2, 2022

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WHO (World Health Organization)

Crucial changes needed to protect workers’ health while teleworking ... address ergonomics, training, mental well-being.

download by World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization

January 15, 2022

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Washington State ... Ergonomics is Back!

Bill would repeal Initiative 841, which prohibited the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) from engaging in rulemaking related to ergonomics ...

NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)

January 3, 2022

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Applied Ergonomics

Will the real relationship between lean and safety/ergonomics please stand up?

Authors:  Joel G. Brawner (Auburn Univ), Gregory Harris (Auburn Univ), and Gerard A. Davis (Auburn Univ)

January 1, 2022

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IGI Global

New Book Chapter:

Lean Production and Its Impact on Worker Health: Force and Fatigue-Based Evaluation Approaches

Authors:  Murray Gibson (Auburn University) & Beata Mrugalska
(Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

December 21, 2021

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by Grant Connelly

The Pain Point Of Hybrid Work: How Businesses Can Ensure Healthy Working Conditions At Home And In-Office

Dec 10, 2021

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Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety

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WEBINAR:  December 15, 2021, 2 PM CST

Rules for Tools: Characteristics of Effective Ergonomic Assessment Tools

October 5, 2021

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Auburn University

Industrial and systems engineering associate professor named rising safety star

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