After 20 years serving as technical advisors on ergonomics and work-related musculoskeletal disorders, the goals set forth in the DoD Ergonomics Working Group charter have been accomplished and the decision was made to discontinue the working group. Ergonomics will be represented and championed through the DoD Safety and Occupational Health Committee and DoD Industrial Hygiene Working Group.
In addition, “ErgoNEWS” has ceased publication. The November/December 2012 newsletter on neutral posture was our final issue. Despite the discontinuing of both the working group and newsletter, this website will remain available—it is a storehouse of valuable ergonomics information, including the 130 newsletters that have been published since 2002.
Ergonomics is essentially fitting the workplace to the worker. It involves the application of knowledge about human capacities and limitations to the design of workplaces, jobs, tasks, tools, equipment, and the environment. Implementing and maintaining an effective ergonomics program at your facility means working smarter and safer.
Prevent or control injuries and illnesses by eliminating or reducing worker esposure to work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) risk factors. These factors include:
If you make early identification and prevention of WMSDs and their risk factors a number one priority, you will preserve and protect our military and civilian work force and dramatically decrease related costs.
This email newsletter, with over 100 issues published since its inception in 2002, reaches out to the ergonomics community with latest developments, best practices, publication announcements, and training information. Click for more information
The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Ergonomics Program has published 23 individual fact sheets with the latest information on ergonomics issues ranging from hand and power tool use to caring for your back while caring for children. To download and print, go to: United States Army Public Health Command Ergonomics Resource Materials.
Our publications are designed to help you with all aspects of education and training for ergonomics.