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Participatory ergonomics and an evaluation of a low-cost improvement effect on cleaners' working posture
2005 (English)In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, Vol. 11, no 2, 203-210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Cleaning is a highly physically demanding job with a high frequency of awkward postures and working environments as contributing risk factors. Participatory ergonomics is a method in which end-users take an active role in identifying risk factors and solutions. The aim of this study was to apply the participatory ergonomics method to identify cleaning problems and to evaluate the effect of a low-cost improvement on cleaners' working postures in an office environment. The results show that the cleaning problem was identified, and the low-cost ergonomics solution suggested by the cleaners was implemented. Thus an improved working environment reduced the number of awkward cleaning postures and the Ovako Working Posture Analysis System (OWAS) action category for floor mopping decreased. It can be concluded that working in an improved environment can lead to better working postures which, in turn, leads to the cleaners' better health and better cleaning results.

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2005. Vol. 11, no 2, 203-210 p.
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Industrial Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4466Local ID: 267b5040-038d-11dc-8b31-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:977339
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