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TitleParticipatory ergonomic approach for workplace improvements: A case study in an industrial plant
Author(s)Fonseca, H.
Santos, N.
Loureiro, I.
Arezes, P.
Participatory ergonomics
Workers’ involvement
Issue date2016
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
JournalAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
CitationFonseca, H., Santos, N., Loureiro, I., & Arezes, P. (2016) Participatory ergonomic approach for workplace improvements: A case study in an industrial plant. Vol. 491. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (pp. 407-419).
Abstract(s)This paper aims to describe the development of an ergonomic program based on the principles of Participatory Ergonomics, in order to implement workplaceimprovements.Acasestudywasconductedinanindustrialplantwhereseveral musculoskeletal disorders were previously identified as being the main cause of a high absenteeism. As a result of the ergonomic intervention program, several different improvements measures were implemented, improving several workplace aspects, namely workers’ posture and, consequently, their working conditions. The obtainedresultsindicatethattherewasasignificantergonomicimprovementintasks where theproposed measureshavebeenimplemented. Theworkers’ satisfactionhas increased considerably after the implementation of the suggested measures. Finally, it was possible to conclude that based in the success of this project, the same approach can also be extended to the remaining company’s workplaces.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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