How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower

Written by Tanya Albert Henry. Originally posted on August 16, 2021 Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tasks Read more about How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower[…]

25 Years as a Certified Professional Ergonomist!

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) was incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in July 1990. In 1996 Ms. Lima Nativo became a Certified Professional Ergonomist, and recently received an acknowledgement from the Board recognizing her 25 years of certification.   Along with her degree in physical therapy and her California license, Ms. Read more about 25 Years as a Certified Professional Ergonomist![…]

What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm

Written by Grace Connatser. Originally Posted on December 10, 2020 With women now making up 36% of total producers in the US, it’s important to consider extra precautions and prevention strategies to keep women safe in an industry that was largely built for men. Charlotte Halverson, a registered nurse and clinical director for the AgriSafe Network, Read more about What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm[…]

NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million

A diagram explaining how the new “space toilet” works. Photo: Courtesy of James Blair/NASA Written By Dan Avery. Originally Posted on October 6, 2020. An 8,000-pound cargo ship docked on the International Space Station Monday morning, bringing aboard a bevy of gourmet delights. The shipment included Genoa salami, smoked Gouda, brie, cherry tomatoes, and chocolate-covered cranberries—plus Read more about NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million[…]

The 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference!

The 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference! Looking forward to attending the 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Louisville! This is always a great meeting, with high quality educational sessions, and the Ergo Cup competition! Two good keynotes and lots of good lectures lined up. And Louisville! I might get to see some family….

The Golden Zone: Reducing Stresses While Increasing Profits

Written by Brian Neuwirth. Posted on Nov 18, 2019 A busy warehouse filled with thousands of items, buzzing with equipment and lift trucks can pose many safety risks for the employees responsible for fulfilling the orders. Keeping workers safer while maintaining a competitive operation is no easy task. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Read more about The Golden Zone: Reducing Stresses While Increasing Profits[…]

Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester

October 22, 2019: The Radio City Rockettes rehearse for the Christmas Spectacular at the St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City. (Photo: Carl Scheffel, Carl Scheffel/MSG Photos) Written by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy. Posted Nov. 26, 2019, Edited Nov. 29, 2019 On a Monday afternoon, just days before opening night, Emily King, 22, a Radio Read more about Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester[…]

New DOL BLS data is out!

The US Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data from 2017 on November 8, 2018.  It is always interesting to me that the data regarding musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) doesn’t really change that much from year to year.  Once again in this data set, median days away from work (a key measure Read more about New DOL BLS data is out![…]