|Document ID (ISN)||104728|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Polanyi M.F., Cole D.C., Ferrier S.E., Facey M.
||Paddling upstream: A contextual analysis of implementation of a workplace ergonomic policy at a large newspaper
||Mar. 2005, Vol.36, No.2, p.231-239. Illus. 31 ref.
||Efforts to implement workplace ergonomic programs aimed at reducing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) have to address multiple physical and psychosocial aspects of work environments, yet contextual factors often limit their success. This article describes the processes involved in an ergonomic program to reduce neck and upper limb WMSDs at a large Canadian newspaper. Using qualitative data collection and analysis methods, the impacts of key contextual characteristics are illustrated, including those relating to the programme (management commitment, union involvement, experience and skill of programme leaders, researcher involvement), the organization (drive for productivity, management control, organizational culture) and the broader social context (economic climate, nature of newspaper work, technology and nature of WMSD).
||musculoskeletal diseases; journalism; implementation of control measures; ergonomics
||Canada; work organization; workers' participation; role of management; role of workers' organizations
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system