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Human aspects in office automation.

Authors
Cohen-BGF
Source
Elsevier Series in Automation, No. 1. Cohen BGF, ed., New York: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1984 May; :1-322
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20037561
Abstract
Working can and should be beneficial to one's health and well-being. But if the human element is not considered in the workplace, the potential benefits of working are lost. Office work has traditionally been depicted as neat, clean and free from factors that threaten safety and health. Typically, the occupational health problems of clerical workers have been dismissed as insignificant or trivial, despite research indicating that many subtle and overt concerns of office workers need to be addressed .The advent of automation can and should further enhance human health and well-being by decreasing the number of repetitious and tedious tasks and increasing opportunities for accomplishments and personal job satisfaction. Instead, automation in the office--the largest and fastest growing sector of the workforce--is generating more tedium and job fragmentation, which imposes additional problems to this occupational group. Job strain and associated health problems develop particularly when the worker is perceived more as a part of the automated system than as an important human being. These problems can no longer be brushed aside since scientific evidence documents occupational stress as a threat to worker health in numerous offices.
Keywords
Air-contamination; Air-quality; Automation; Clinical-symptoms; Computer-equipment; Emotional-stress; Employee-health; Environmental-contamination; Epidemiology; Ergonomics; Eye-irritants; Eye-strain; Fatigue; Health-hazards; Industrial-emissions; Industrial-hygiene; Job-stress; Job-stress; Lifespan; Mental-health; Muscle-stress; Mutagens; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-health-programs; Office-equipment; Office-workers; Physical-stress; Psychological-disorders; Psychological-effects; Questionnaires; Skin-irritants; Sociological-factors; Solvent-vapors; Ventilation-systems; Worker-health; Workplace-studies
Publication Date
19840501
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Cohen-BGF
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780444423276
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Human Aspects in Office Automation, Elsevier Series in Office Automation, No. 1
State
OH
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