Integrating ergonomic aspects into research and development projects as a preventive strategy in the food industries

Iben Posniak Hansen, Ole Broberg

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom Experience to Innovation. IEA'97 Proceedings
    Number of pages3
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherFinnish Institute of Occupational Health
    Publication date1997
    Pages60-62
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    Event13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 29 Jun 19974 Jul 1997

    Conference

    Conference13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
    CountryFinland
    CityTampere
    Period29/06/199704/07/1997

    Keywords

    • Food Technology
    • Occupational health and safety activities
    • Technological change

    Cite this

    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.