Holistic Ergonomics

Orthodox ergonomics has a focus on objects and how humans interact with objects. The classic text for orthodox ergonomics is Fitting the Task to The Human by Kroemer and Grandjean. Orthodox ergonomics is framed by a STEM-only worldview and looks at humans as ‘factors’ in a system and understands humans… Learn more >>>>>

Human Factors Factors

Human Factors Factors Someone sent me an email today with an opportunity to present on ‘human factors’ and risk. Whilst I understand the ‘human factors’ approach I don’t think it understands the social psychology of risk. The term ‘human factors’ has a focus on humans as factors within a system,… Learn more >>>>>

Preventing Computer-Related Injuries

Preventing Computer-Related Injuries   If your employees spend a lot of time at their computers, they are subject to many work-related injuries.  Computer users can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, eye fatigue, and back strains.  To minimize risk to your employees, you could offer them the following free ergonomics tips:… Learn more >>>>>

Motorcycle Ergonomics

Motorcycle Ergonomics If you are in the market for a new motorbike and concerned about comfort and ergonomics then this website is absolutely brilliant! It allows you to select from a huge range of new bikes and instantly and graphically see the knee bend angle and lean angle. You can… Learn more >>>>>

Ergonomic Workstation Assessment

Ergonomic Workstation Assessment Watch this space for a new resources to assist you to perform an ergonomic workstation assessment or evaluation. Over time, we will be providing free tools and ergonomic evaluation templates, checklists and information on how to properly set up your workstation including the benefits of saddle chairs… Learn more >>>>>

Push Pull Carry Calculator

Push–Pull–Carry Calculator   Push–Pull–Carry Calculator Just found this really neat little manual handling tool that can be used as an educational tool to assess the risks of manual handling tasks to ensure they are carried out safely. The safety tool is not a regulatory requirement but assessing and controlling these… Learn more >>>>>

Lifting Safety Slogans

Lifting Safety Slogans According to a 2009 OSHA report, back injuries are the number one work-related injury reported (http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FACT_SHEETS&p_id=146).  OSHA goes on to state that three-fourths of back-related injuries were lifting related, and most of the injuries were preventable through proper lifting techniques.  Of course, in reading these statistics, managers… Learn more >>>>>