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Keeping you up-to-date on news in ergonomics

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, King5.com, 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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Forbes

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