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Document ID (ISN)59256
CIS number 92-2083
ISBN(s) 3-89429-144-3
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Fb 641
Author(s) Windberg H.J.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Interactions between occupational demands and the design of workplaces in the transport industry
Original title Über die Wechselwirkungen zwischen den beruflichen Anforderungen und der Gestaltung der Arbeitsplätze in Fahrberufen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, D-W-2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1991. 229p. Illus. 232 ref. Price: DEM 36.00.
Abstract Based on the experience of the German Federal Railways, it is shown that the introduction of new technologies leads to safety improvements, and therefore should result in better job satisfaction. However, increasing reliance on automation and current trends in work rationalisation induce a feeling in workers that they work below their capacity under normal working conditions, but above it in crisis situations. This lack of balance results in increasing job dissatisfaction. This book recommends that a framework be established for better job design in the transport industry of the future, a design that leaves a place for human beings in the system, and one that considers human shortcomings as inherent in human nature.
Descriptors (primary) man-machine interfaces; job dissatisfaction; locomotives; humanization of work; transfer to other work; transport industry; rail transport; work design; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) ergonomics; work organization
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Rail transportation
Transport industry (in general)
Psychological factors