|Document ID (ISN)||75284|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Production economics analysis of investment initiated to improve working environment
||Feb. 2000, Vol.31, No.1, p.1-7. Illus. 4 ref.
||The results of an evaluation of a new workplace for ladle preparation are described. A Swedish steel company initiated a development project related to ladle service work in order to come to grips with the difficult working environment and problems associated with absenteeism due to illness and occupational injuries. The evaluation was performed for the first three years after implementation of the project and shows that the new workplace considerably improved working conditions and increased both the quality and efficiency of production. Calculations show that an investment initiated to improve the working environment can be profitable.
||workplace design; steelworks; economic aspects; ladles
||work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; hot workplaces; job study; statistical evaluation; accident absenteeism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Iron and steel industry