Recommended Web Links
The following websites provide ergonomic advise, list exercises to help prevent injuries, publish ergonomic news, and provide links to other research and related information.
Agricultural Ergonomics Research Center at the University of California Davis
Includes information pertaining to ergonomics in agricultural work practices.
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American National Standards Institute
A comprehensive index of standards and links to related information.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Society of Safety Engineers
Association of Canadian Ergonomists
(Formerly the Human Factors Association of Canada)
Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics
Biofeedback Foundation of Europe
The foundation's advisory board comprises leading clinicians and researchers from multiple disciplines who share a common interest in the dissemination of information about this rapidly growing field.
Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Canadian Society for Biomechanics
Center for Ergonomics, University of Michigan
Center for Industrial Ergonomics, University of Louisville
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centralized European Hand-Arm Vibration Data Base
The database contains vibration data for about 2500 hand-held power tools, either CE-declared values (i.e. vibration measured in accordance with corresponding parts of the ISO 8662 standard) or measured according to ISO 5349 during normal operation at a work site. CE-declared noise data is also included for many tools of the former category. Maintained at the National Institute for Working Life in Sweden. It has a search function where you can choose a tool (grinders, for example) and it will provide the vibration levels that have been tested by them for each tool.
Cornell University Ergonomics Web Site
CTD News (Cumulative Trauma Disorders) Site
Department of Industrial Relations, California
EH&S Software news
Analysis and reporting on the environmental, health and safety software industries.
Ergonomics Australia On-Line
Ergonomics Society of Australia
Ergonomics Society of the United Kingdom
Comprehensive Ergonomics and Human Factors meta site. Includes information on office ergonomics, industrial ergonomics, injury prevention/treatment, HCI/usability, air & ground HF, product design. It also includes info on products, jobs available, consultants/organizations, university programs and industry events.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
European Society of Biomechanics
Federal Aviation Administration
The human factors page maintained by the U.S. FAA provides information about the department's research and applications as well as related programs, products, and activities outside the FAA.
Guide to Selecting Non-Powered Hand Tools
Acrobat (PDF) document from CAL/OSHA
Premier site for computer ergonomics and office safety information involving leading experts in computer ergonomics. The site contains information on resources that will help you work safely with your computer.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Human Interface Technology Lab
The Indian Society of Ergonomics
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
International Society for Biomechanics
International Society for Occupational Ergonomcis & Safety
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a comprehensive website about ergonomics.
OSHA Ergonomics Resources
OSHA Ergonomics Success Stories
OSH.Net is an Internet gateway site for occupational safety and health information and resources. The site has over 1,300 annotated links to interesting Internet sites containing a vast amount of information on health and safety.
Contains information on workplace safety products including software for ergonomics, risk management and accident recording, services, resources and links.
Safety Online is a leading Internet source for the Safety Industry. Their award-winning industry community concept serves the needs of safety professionals working on industrial safety compliance and related regulatory and policy issues. Users go to Safety Online for Content, Community and Commerce.
Information guide for ergonomic seating.
This site provides comprehensive information and resources to help patients understand, prevent and seek appropriate treatment for back and neck pain. The site is written by a multi-specialty group of physicians and meets all of the quality criteria of the National Institutes of Health.
The most comprehensive site devoted to spinal illness and disease. The Editorial Board is composed of internationally recognized clinicians and researchers.
UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Occupational Ergonomics & Biomechanics Laboratory
Washington State Proposed Ergonomics Rule