Led by Alan Barr, graduate students in the Spring semester PBHLTH 269 course used vibrometers for hands-on practice at the UC Ergonomics Research Lab at the Richmond Field Station. They measured the vibration associated with concrete drilling work then analyzed this exposure data to...Read more about Grad Students get Hands-on Experience at UC Ergonomics Lab
Congratulations to our students who presented their current work at the University of California, San Francisco Occupational and Environmental Medicine conference this week. They shared their research data during the...Read more about Students present their research at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Poster Session
A new study from Dr. Harris was recently published in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, titled: Heavy load...Read more about Just Published! Heavy load carrying and musculoskeletal health in Nepal
Our department consultant, Melissa Afterman spoke with Sophie Downes at Inc. Magazine about what managers can do to keep their employees healthy while they're working...Read more about Inc. Magazine asked how Managers can use Ergonomics to Support their Employees during COVID19
As the COVID-19 pandemic has sent millions of workers home under shelter in place ordinances, we find ourselves working without the same ergonomic furniture and computer equipment we may have had at the office. Plus millions of students are home-bound facing an increase in screen time and...Read more about Working & Schooling at Home during COVID19
As International RSI Awareness Day approaches on February 29, we reflect on the need for quantitative exposure measurement when assessing work. While upper limb posture analysis tools like RULA are widely used for surveillance in industry, some practitioners may be less familiar...Read more about 2/29 is International RSI Awareness Day
Repetitive laboratory tasks cause numerous shoulder, forearm, wrist, and hand injuries. Research has shown that pipetting just 1.3 hours per day elevates the risk of these upper limb symptoms.
In a free webinar from November 22, 2019, brought to you by...Read more about Ergonomics at the Lab Bench
The UC Ergonomics Program received a 5 year grant from The Center for Construction Research and Training to study the safe and effective implementation of passive exoskeletons in the construction industry. It is partnerships likes these that strengthen the...Read more about Exoskeletons in Construction
The 63rd annual Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES) international meeting was held the week of October 28th in Seattle, Washington.
In the early 1990’s the University of California Ergonomics Program, then under the direction of Dr. David Rempel, began offering consulting services as a way to provide service to industry and compliment the work of the research lab and graduate program. Ira Janowitz, Don Morelli and...Read more about UC Ergo Consulting Division has 2 New Consultants
This past week, the Center of Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) held the 2019 Applied Skills in Ergonomics course at the UC Ergonomics Work Simulation Center. Learners from all over the globe attended a 3-day hands on workshop that is...Read more about 2019 Applied Skills in Ergonomics Workshop
If you've ever worked at or visited the UC Ergonomics Lab at the Richmond Field Station, you know that it is a Human Factors and Ergonomics playground. The labs within the main building have the best equipment to measure exposure and quantify meaningful...Read more about UC Ergonomics | HFE Work Simulation Center
Working closely in the UC Ergo research lab during grad school, students create connections that last long after graduation. Charles Miller, a 2019 MPH grad was travelling to China recently and enjoyed a visit with prior visiting scholar student, Chuan Zhao (PhD 2019).
The UC Ergo faculty doesn't just take the podium in classrooms and labs on campus, they regularly share their knowledge and experience at local, state, national and international conferences and meetings.
Recently, our department head, Dr. Carisa Harris, gave two talks...Read more about UC Ergo faculty shares knowledge at NASA and CPWR conferences
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society published a handy pamphlet about pursuing a career in our field. It includes information about:
UC Ergonomics Graduate Students arrived in Salt Lake City today for the...Read more about UC Ergonomics Grad Students Present Research at NORA Symposium
NIOSH supported Education and Research Centers (ERCs) throughout the country are offering FREE ergonomics webinars on various topics in Human Factors and Ergonomics. This collaborative effort on behalf of each ERC’s Continuing Education program strives to provide access to current...Read more about NIOSH ERC Ergonomics Webinar Series
The second round of courses are scheduled!
They do not need to be taken in the order listed. Nor do you need to take them all.
However if you do take them all and attend the IN PERSON summer skills lab at the Richmond Field Station in July, you can...Read more about Online Ergonomics Program 2019-2020
According to Unifor(Canada’s largest private sector union)today is the 15th Annual International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness...Read more about Today is International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day
This year, COEH and HFES Nor Cal will team up with the UC Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program to deliver a 3-day workshop on July 10-12, 2019. The Summer Learning Lab for Applied HFE Methods will be based out of the Berkeley Global Campus...Read more about 2019 COEH Summer Ergo Institute
This March, Meg Honan and Melissa Afterman of the UC Ergonomics Consulting group will be presenting a poster at the 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The poster presents the Hotel Room Cleaner Job Demands Assessment that was performed by Dr. Carisa Harris and...Read more about UC Ergo @ the 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference
You may know Dr. Harris as a professor, ergonomist, program director or physical therapist. But did you also know she is an avid sailor and the Board Chair and Founder of the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC)?
The UC Ergo Team is working with Logitech to understand the impact of different mice on gaming performance, comfort, preference and usability. The participants were professional Esports players like @GZCharge who tweeted about the study.
The Santos® Institute welcomes the University of California Berkeley to the Santos University Program. The University will be integrating the Santos®...Read more about Santos Human Institute Welcomes the University of California, Berkeley
Faculty, researchers and alumnae deliver a Human Factors and Ergonomics Workshop to High School girls interested in Engineering. The event was hosted by San Jose State HF&E Student Society and introduced about 60 girls to careers and opportunities in STEM. Dr. Carisa Harris Adamson,...Read more about FemEng STEM Workshop for High Schoolers in 2016