Current Revisions made on 31 August 2013. Update on the NIOSH Revised Lifting Equation. Other recent changes to the workbooks for Liberty Mutual MMH and Static Work Analysis.
The analysis methods provided here have been adapted by the me or others for training and job analysis purposes. Generally they are in the open literature. Detailed and specialized evaluation tools are available from other sources.
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Manual methods are pencil and paper methods in an Adobe Acrobat® pdf file.
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It derives from a conjunction of ergon and gnome (i.e., ergo-gnome to ergonome to ergonomist); where ergon is Greek for work and gnome is a member of a fabled race of dwarfs who protect treasures.