From Non-Systems Based to Macroergonomics: Getting to Results

Posted September 13, 2017 in Ergonomics
When a Fortune 500 manufacturing corporation launched a long-term ergonomics program in the 1980s and early 1990s, it was to improve employee safety, comply with OSHA regulations, reduce work-related illness, and make strides in productivity,...
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Viewing Ergonomics as a Complete System

Posted September 11, 2017 in Ergonomics
Currently there are two contrasting approaches that organizations use when looking at ergonomics or human factors: a systems-based ergonomics approach or non-systems-based ergonomics approach. Systems-based approaches view ergonomics/human...
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From Non-Systems Based to Macroergonomics: A Case Study

Posted September 05, 2017 in Ergonomics
Back in the 1980s and early ’90s, a Fortune 500 company had a problem it was only just becoming aware of.
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To Push or to Pull? That is the Question...

Posted July 31, 2017 in Ergonomics
One of the questions we're frequently asked is whether it is better to push or pull carts, hand trucks, racks, etc. The answer depends. 
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Infographic: The Building Blocks of a Successful Ergonomics Program

Posted July 24, 2017 in Ergonomics , Infographic
 A macroergonomics approach builds a program that is holistic, strategic, and built to last. If an organization doesn’t have management leadership, the program will fail. Similarly, if there’s scant worker involvement, again, the program will...
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4 Ways to Make Your Ergonomics Program a Success

Posted July 17, 2017 in Ergonomics
When developing a participatory ergonomics program, organizations must keep in mind several factors to ensure the highest probability of success.
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The Benefits of Participatory Ergonomics

Posted July 12, 2017 in Ergonomics
A participatory ergonomics program that includes all stakeholders in an organization decreases the risk of work-related injuries, increases job satisfaction, and overall well-being as workers gain control over the work they do. Learn the benefits...
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6 Tips for Building a Participatory Ergonomics Program

Posted July 10, 2017 in Ergonomics

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What Is a Macroergonomics Approach?

Posted July 06, 2017 in Ergonomics
Macroergonomics, as best-defined by the late Dr. Hal Hendrick, is “a top-down socio-technical systems approach to work system design, and the carry through to the design of jobs, hardware and software. Though conceptually top-down, in actual...
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Ergonomic Risk Factors: None is Better Than One...or Two...or Three...or...

Posted May 30, 2017 in Ergonomics
A question often asked is, “What are ergonomic risk factors and which ones are worse than the others?” The answer to that question is not as straightforward as it may seem...
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