Opportunities and barriers for OHS consultants in a technological change process at a client enterprise

Ole Broberg, Ingelise Hermund

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    Abstract

    In a case study of the design of inside finish and equipment of a new factory building the opportunities and barriers for OHS consultants in integrating work environment aspects are discussed. The work prac-tice of OHS consultants is studied in terms of theories from the sociology of technology. Taking initially the role as experts the consultants in a reflective process change their strategy towards establishing a net-work in the client enterprise, going beyond the joint safety organization and more directly to the designers of new buildings and equipment. This indicates that the conditions for the work of OHS consultants can be challenged and changed if the consultants are able to take the role of a political reflective navigator.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationErgonomics in the Digital Age
    Place of PublicationLousville
    PublisherThe IEA Press
    Publication date2003
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventXV Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 24 Aug 200329 Aug 2003
    Conference number: 15

    Conference

    ConferenceXV Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
    Number15
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period24/08/200329/08/2003

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    Broberg, O., & Hermund, I. (2003). Opportunities and barriers for OHS consultants in a technological change process at a client enterprise. In Ergonomics in the Digital Age Lousville: The IEA Press.