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Document ID (ISN)109049
CIS number 09-210
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pehkonen I., Takala E.P., Ketola R., Viikari-Juntura E., Leino-Arjas P., Hopsu L., Virtanen T., Haukka E., Holtari-Leino M., Nykyri E., Riihimńki H.
Title Evaluation of a participatory ergonomic intervention process in kitchen work
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.40, No.1, p.115-123. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated a participatory ergonomic intervention process applied in 59 kitchens of schools, nursing homes and care centres in Finland. Workers participated in workshops, and generated and evaluated solutions to optimize musculoskeletal load in their work. An ergonomist initiated and supported the process. By the end of the programme, 402 improvements were implemented.
Descriptors (primary) group catering; cooking; safety and health training; hotel industry; workers' participation; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; Finland; physical workload; safe working methods; musculoskeletal diseases; programme evaluation; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
OSH training
Hotels and restaurants
Workers' participation