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Research to practice in solving ergonomic problems.

Authors
Huy-JM; Hudson-H; Dalsey-E; Howard-J; Hull-RD
Source
Occupational ergonomics: theory and applications, second edition. Bhattacharya A, McGlothlin JD, eds., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012 Mar; :1065-1086
NIOSHTIC No.
20040995
Abstract
For research to benefit society, it needs to be shared, communicated, and translated into policy and practice. Moving occupational ergonomic research effectively into practical application is a process that combines the generation of knowledge with the adoption of that knowledge in the workplace to enhance worker health and prevent injury and illness. Research that is not used cannot fulfill the twin goals of ergonomics: health and productivity. Although still relatively new, the strategy of research to practice (r2p) is applied in various contexts within public health, medicine, and community action. It is increasingly called for in agency mandates and in organizational missions, strategic plans, priorities, and initiatives. This growing demand demonstrates the significance of ensuring that what is known is practiced in advance societal welfare. r2p is a strategy to ensure that research has an impact or makes a difference.
Keywords
Task-performance; Work-capability; Risk-factors; Exposure-limits; Workers; Work-capacity; Work-environment; Work-performance; Surveillance-programs; Sociological-factors; Hazards
Publication Date
20120301
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Bhattacharya-A; McGlothlin-JD
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781439819340
Identifying No.
B07092012
NIOSH Division
R2P; DART
Source Name
Occupational ergonomics: theory and applications, second edition
State
FL; OH
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