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Body of Knowledge
ASSE Ergonomics Tip Sheet
2010 Professional Safety Journal Ergo Article

Ergonomics Professional Organizations

Board-Certified Professional Ergonomists
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

Ergonomics Standards & Guidelines




B11 Technical Report: Ergonomic Guidelines for the Design, Installation & Use of Machine Tools
ERGOWEB guidelines
ANSI Webstore


ANSI/HFES 100-2007, Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations


National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders from Performing Manual Tasks at Work (2007)    


European Agency for Safety & Health at Work


Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES)


ISO Ergonomic Standards


NIOSH Ergonomic Resources


OSHA Ergonomic Programs (repealed)

State of CA

California Article 106, Section 5110: Ergonomics: State Ergonomics Publications


Provisions of the Swedish National Board of Occupational Safety &
Health on Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (AFS 1998)


World Health Organization—Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace (2003)

ANSI: American National Standards Institute
EU: European Union
HFES: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
ISO: International Standards Organization
NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
OSHA: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
WHO: World Health Organization

General Websites

Ergoweb News & Information
European Agency for Safety & Health at Work
NIOSH Safety & Health Topics: Ergonomics & Musculoskeletal Disorders
OSHA Safety & Health Topics: Ergonomics

Industry Standards

OSHA Ergonomic eTools
Baggage Handling (9/2003)
Beverage Delivery (1/2001)
Computer Workstations (8/2003)
Electrical Contractors (7/2003)
Grocery Warehousing (1/2001)
Sewing (1/2001) (English & Spanish)
OSHA Voluntary Ergonomic Guidelines
Nursing Homes (OSHA, 3/2003)
Poultry Processing (OSHA, 9/2004)
Retail Grocery Stores (OSHA, 5/2004)
Shipyards (OSHA)
CDC/NIOSH Simple Solutions for Construction Workers (2007-122)
Meatpacking Program Management Guidelines (OSHA, 1993)
SEMI S8: Safety Guidelines for Ergonomics Engineering of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

National Reports

National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics (NACE) 2004 Recommendations
U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) 1997 Report
Worker Protection: Private Sector Ergonomics Yield Positive Results

Case Studies & Success Stories

Ergoweb Forum
European Agency for Safety & Health at Work
UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Office Ergonomics

Cornell University: Ergotips & Chair Guide
Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Division: Evaluating Your Computer Workstation: How to Make it Work for You
OSHA eTool for Computer Workstations (checklist & self-assessment)
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries: Office Ergonomics: Practical Solutions for a Safer Workplace

Special Topics

Applications Guide for Revised NIOSH Lift Equation
International Children’s Ergonomics Foundation
Washington State Cost Benefit Calculator 

ASSE Resources

Diseñando Ergonomía en Áreas de Ensamble: Consideraciones para la Población de la Tercera Edad - (Spanish)
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