|Document ID (ISN)||59256|
|Convention or series no.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
||Interactions between occupational demands and the design of workplaces in the transport industry
||Über die Wechselwirkungen zwischen den beruflichen Anforderungen und der Gestaltung der Arbeitsplätze in Fahrberufen [in German]|
||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.
||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.
||man-machine interfaces; job dissatisfaction; locomotives; humanization of work; transfer to other work; transport industry; rail transport; work design; conditions of work
||ergonomics; work organization
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Transport industry (in general)