As part of a national research and development programme for food technology it was formulated as a demand to applicants to describe the potential ergonomics impact of the research and development (R&D) projects. As the primary purpose of the research programme was to strengthen the Danish food industry s position on the international markets most of the R&D projects has been formed as joint ventures involving companies in the food industry and/or related industries, technological institutes and departments at two universities. The research question for the study presented in this paper was: What are the potentials and limitations for integrating ergonomics into joint R&D projects involving companies within the food industry and the university research? The objectives were (i) to identify the R&D peoples viewpoints on potentials and limitations for integrating ergonomics into R&D projects and (ii) to study the R&D processes in such networks in order to obtain a better understanding of the conditions for integrating ergonomics.
|Title of host publication||From Experience to Innovation. IEA'97 Proceedings|
|Number of pages||3|
|Place of Publication||Helsinki|
|Publisher||Finnish Institute of Occupational Health|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Tampere, Finland|
Duration: 29 Jun 1997 → 4 Jul 1997
|Conference||13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association|
|Period||29/06/1997 → 04/07/1997|
- Food Technology
- Occupational health and safety activities
- Technological change
Hansen, I. P., & Broberg, O. (1997). Integrating ergonomic aspects into research and development projects as a preventive strategy in the food industries. In From Experience to Innovation. IEA'97 Proceedings (pp. 60-62). Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.