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Document ID (ISN)75284
CIS number 00-1173
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abrahamsson L.
Title Production economics analysis of investment initiated to improve working environment
Bibliographic information Feb. 2000, Vol.31, No.1, p.1-7. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; steelworks; economic aspects; ladles
Descriptors (secondary) work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; hot workplaces; job study; statistical evaluation; accident absenteeism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Iron and steel industry