Scientific evidence suggests a changed approach in ergonomic intervention research

Jørgen Winkel, Bernt Schiller, L. Dellve, Kasper Edwards, W. Patrick Neumann, Therese Öhrling, Rolf H. Westgaard

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    Ergonomic interventions have generally been unsuccessful in improving workers’ health, with concurrent rationalization efforts negating potentially successful intervention initiatives. We propose the two aims are considered simultaneously,
    aiming at the joint consideration of competitive performance and work environment in a long-term perspective (“organizational sustainability”). A prerequisite is a high level of dialogue between the different groups of stakeholders, and we argue that the Nordic countries, through high levels of trust and justice (social capital), have unique opportunity to carry out such research. The present authors bring forth the vision of “a Nordic Model for development of more sustainable production systems”.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of NES 2017 "Joy at work"
    Publication date2017
    ISBN (Print)978-91-7753-152-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventNES 2017 "Joy at work" - Lund, Sweden
    Duration: 20 Aug 201723 Aug 2017


    ConferenceNES 2017 "Joy at work"

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