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Document ID (ISN)66469
CIS number 96-1134
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Garmer K., Dahlman S., Sperling L.
Title Ergonomic development work: Co-education as a support for user participation at a car assembly plant - A case study
Bibliographic information Dec. 1995, Vol.26, No.6, p.417-423. 23 ref.
Abstract The design and implementation of an ergonomics co-education programme at a car assembly plant in Sweden is described. The aim of the programme was to extend ergonomics understanding and increase cooperation among operators, manufacturing engineers and managers. The programme consisted of a basic ergonomics package and a dialogue model in which operators specified their requirements and manufacturing engineers suggested alternative solutions. Trial development projects were also carried out. Evaluation studies showed that the programme was successful and provided a good starting point for a process of change and participation.
Descriptors (primary) ergonomics; workers' participation; motor vehicle industry
Descriptors (secondary) training course; programme evaluation; Sweden
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Ergonomics