259 Works

Robust design, Predictable innovation

Niels Hansen

The intervention design and analysis scorecard: a business decision-making tool for participatory design of integrated health an

Michelle M. ROBERTSON, Robert HENNING, Nicholas WARREN, Suzanne NOBREGA, Megan DOVE-STEINKAMP, Andrea BIZARRO & The CPH-NEW Research Team
Using a participatory ergonomics framework, the Intervention Design and Analysis Scorecard (IDEAS) was developed and tested for engaging front-line employees in the design of integrated safety and health interventions. The IDEAS provides a stepwise approach for developing intervention proposals and was tested at four diverse worksites with trained facilitators. Employees were able to develop and gain management support for integrated interventions at each worksite.

Health care manager’s views on and approaches to implementing models for care processes

Jörgen ANDREASSON, Andrea ERIKSSON & Lotta DELLVE

Evalueringsrapport i projekt ”Fra begreb til bundlinje - hvordan øger vi den relationelle koordinering?”

Kasper Edwards

Enabling Technologies for Cognitive Optical Networks

Robert Borkowski

Sammenhænge mellem Produktivitet og Psykosocialt Arbejdsmiljø, SaPPA : Afslutningsrapport til Arbejdsmiljøforskningsfonden

Kasper Edwards, Niels Møller, Tage Søndergaard Kristensen, Herman Burr & Jan Hyld Pejtersen

Using 2D and 3D models as tools during a workplace design process - a question of how and when

Lars-Ola BLIGÅRD, Cecilia ÖSTERMAN & Cecilia BERLIN
The benefits of involving users in a development process are well described. This paper describes a procedure for using 2D and 3D models in a workplace design process, which is based on three rounds of user studies within the maritime domain. The process includes various kinds of models that can be used in order to elicit design feedback in a cost-effective manner. Design teams can greatly benefit from using such mediating objects to draw out...

Work environment, Lean and agriculture

Karin ANDERSSON & Jörgen EKLUND
Lean has become the predominant management concept in industry, but its effect on the work environment is debated. Lean has now reached farms and garden nurseries. This paper aims to identify consequences for the physical and psychosocial work environment when Lean was applied in micro-businesses in the agricultural sector. Observations, a questionnaire and interviews were used as methods. It was concluded that the psychosocial work environment became more structured and less stressful. The physical work...

Wind-up system for a Lever Operated Pivoting Float-Buoy

A. A. Frederiksen, A. G. Andersen, K. J. Juul, M. L. Bernitt, P. R. Nielsen & R. Katkjær
INTRODUCTION The project that this abstract revolves around is being prepared in connection with the course Project Work (41801) and focuses on the construction of a wind-up system for a Lever Operated Pivoting Float-buoy (LOPF) in cooperation with Resen Waves. The purpose of the buoy is to transform energy from waves in the ocean to electrical energy. The system is put in place to allow for the buoy to move with the waves in the...

Optimizing production cost using ergonomic data

W. Patrick NEUMANN, Ahmad SOBHANI & M.I.M WAHAB

Women’s work environment, health and ergonomics

Minke WERSÄLL

Whole body vibration training - good vibrations? Measurements of acceleration levels

Karin WILANDER & Istvan BALOGH

Self-reported pain and trunk posture during pruning activity among vineyard workers at the Château Larose-Trintaudon

Romain BALAGUIER, Pascal MADELEINE, Petra HLAVACKOVA, Kévin ROSE-DULCINA, Bruno DIOT & Nicolas VUILLERME
This paper presents the first stage of our project aiming at preventing workrelated musculoskeletal disorders and improving work conditions for the Château Larose- Trintaudon (Saint-Laurent Médoc, France) vineyard workers: an ergonomic assessment of vine pruning activity was conducted. Self-reported musculoskeletal pain increased throughout the working day in the lower back region. Furthermore, video analysis during real working conditions revealed that pruning activity exposed vineyard workers to a high risk of developing WMSD. The vineyard workers...

Human factors guidelines for CCTV control center design introduction to a symposium

Ruurd PIKAAR & Dick LENIOR
A CCTV system is a human-machine system, consisting of an observed reality, cameras, transmission, displays, image presentation, workplaces, and human information processing. A research project, including literature search, eight case studies and pilot experiments, showed a need for Human Factors Engineering guidelines for CCTV system design. There appeared to be two distinct areas of interest: surveillance/security versus remote control, which at least partially need different guidelines. A first draft of guidelines could be developed. However,...

Build it and they will come? Assessment of use, usability and usefulness of the keystone health information exchange

Peter HOONAKKER, Pascale CARAYON, Bashar ALYOUSEF, Sarah KIANFAR, Randi CARTMILL, Andrea HASSOL, Ann Schoofs HUNDT, Ilene LADD, Christina YULE, Kim CHAUNDY, Mary HONICKER, Jim YOUNKIN & James WALKER
Health Information Exchange (HIE) can have several benefits, in particular facilitating access to and sharing of patient-related information. Despite these potential benefits, implementation and maintenance of HIEs have been challenging and many attempts to develop HIEs have been abandoned. Most research on HIE focuses on the financial, organizational, and technical aspects of HIE and tends to ignore user acceptance and use of HIE. In this study we examined the Keystone HIE (KeyHIE) and surveyed clinicians...

study of biomechanical risk factors in an elevator manufacturing company

Deepak SHARAN, Mathankumar MOHANDOSS, Rameshkumar RANGANATHAN, VB Jayakumar & VR Anoop
The aim of this study was to identify tasks with high risk of causing musculoskeletal disorders, biomechanical risk factors and body regions at risk by conducting an ergonomic workplace analysis at an elevator manufacturing company. Assessment tools included Muscle Fatigue Assessment, Moore Garg Strain Index, Key Indicator method, Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation and REBA. 80 tasks were evaluated. All the tasks starting from the store area to manufacturing area and cleaning area were assessed. The...

Different ways of defining and measuring company size when studying its effects on OHS: a literature study

Hasse NORDLÖF
Company size is a proxy variable for other variables affecting occupational health and safety (OHS) performance. The aim of this literature study was twofold: to give an overview on how it empirically has been shown that smaller and larger companies differ from one another in terms of OHS, and to present how earlier studies have defined company size when studying its effects on OHS. Earlier studies show for example that the OHS standard improves as...

The importance of common activity in SMEs for economic development and health

Kenneth DAUN, Mikael BLOMÉ, Christofer RYDENFÄLT & Per ODENRICK
This paper explores the importance of common activity in SMEs for economic development and health through a case description of a company that was followed for thirteen years. After a number of years of stagnation and economic decline, a company development program changed the employees from being “loyal doers” to becoming coworkers who were able to take responsibility. The importance of learning through common activities to improve the individual co-worker’s skills to cooperate and to...

Participatory ergonomics for healthcare process redesign: the example of family-centered rounds

Pascale CARAYON, Anping XIE, Elizabeth COX, Randi CARTMILL, Yaqiong LI, Tosha WETTERNECK & Michelle M. KELLY
We describe a participatory ergonomics project aimed at redesigning the complex healthcare process of family-centered rounds (FCR) in a pediatric hospital. The participatory process involved 10 representative FCR stakeholders (e.g., physician, nurse, parent) over a period of 10 months. This participatory ergonomics project demonstrated how human factors and ergonomics principles (e.g., usability, shared mental model) could be integrated into the redesign of complex healthcare processes. Several challenges needed to be overcome to facilitate participation and...

Interactive research and HTO as an industry development model

Johan KARLTUN, Jörgen EKLUND & Kjerstin VOGEL
Meat cutting has since long shown high frequencies of work-related disorders and injuries. The meat cutting industry initiated an interactive research project to assist the companies in creating a better work environment considering also the profitability. After an initial diagnosis, a broad strategy was formed and four mixed groups focusing personal development, technological developments, work organization and work environment started working. The results from these further initiated focused studies that were performed in close interaction...

Conceptual ship design, general arrangement & integration of the human element: a proposed framework for the engine department w

Steven C. MALLAM & Monica LUNDH
Technological advancements and reducing crew numbers have contributed to evolving relationships between engine department operations and end-user demands. The work environment plays a crucial role in supporting the human element and should be considered throughout the design process of a new-build ship project. This investigation examined how end-user interests can be integrated early in ship development. A case study of a ship’s preliminary general arrangement was used to map linkages between key engine department locations...

How is the new economy a challenge to old ergonomics?

François HUBAULT & Laerte I. SZNELWAR

Mandatory systematic work environment management is poorly integrated into Swedish employers' management control of their operat

Kaj FRICK & Ulf JOHANSON

The use of the Chronicle Workshop as a method for evaluating participatory interventions

Signe POULSEN, Christine IPSEN & Liv GISH
In the organizational intervention literature it has been stated that interventions needs to be evaluated both with respect to outcome and process. In an organizational intervention program we used the Chronicle Workshop in order to see if it was applicable as a process evaluation method. Surveys and interviews were used to evaluate on the outcome. Our results show, that the Chronicle Workshop is applicable to validate some of the results of the intervention and that...

A macroergonomic approach to work-family conflict and employee safety

Lauren A. MURPHY, Michelle M. ROBERTSON, Leslie HAMMER & Ellen ERNST KOSSEK

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