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Production Ergonomics

Production Ergonomics at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg:

Production of goods and services in working life is performed systems showing constantly increasing efficiency. This often causes “work intensification” (reduced “porosity”) which may impair mental and musculoskeletal health and cause loss of competent workforce.
On this background our R&D focuses issues related to the concept “sustainable production system” defined as “the joint consideration of competitive performance and working conditions in a long term perspective” (Westgaard & Winkel 2011).
We investigate relationships between efficiency and risk factors for musculoskeletal as well as mental outcome, enablers and inhibitors of change processes; tools are developed for simultaneous consideration of efficiency and work environment. State-of-the-art on the above topics is reviewed and published in international journals with peer-review. National and international R&D networks within these fields are also supported, initiated and/or coordinated by us (e.g. the networks SOUND and NOVO).
Both healthcare and manufacturing industry are investigated.

For more information, please contact Jörgen Winkel

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