This paper reports on a case study within an engineering consultancy firm, where engineering designers and ergonomists were working together on the design of a new hospital sterile processing plant. The objective of the paper is to gain a better understanding of the premises for integrating ergonomics into engineering design processes and how different factors either promote or limit the integration. Based on a grounded theory approach a model illustrating these factors is developed and different hypotheses about how these factors either promote and/or limit the integration of ergonomics into design processes is presented along with the model.
|Journal||Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation|
|Issue number||Supplement 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- organizational design
- engineering design processes
- explorative case study