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Macroergonomics: analysis and design of work systems.

Authors
Kleiner-BM
Source
Appl Ergon 2006 Jan; 37(1):81-89
NIOSHTIC No.
20043305
Abstract
Attending to the larger system components such as organizational design and management is not novel for ergonomists. In Europe, there has been a strong tradition to investigate ergonomic problems within a holistic, systems context. "Macroergonomics" builds upon this tradition by providing specific methods and tools that yield large-scale results. It is believed that meaningful and large-scale results are needed in today's competitive and turbulent work environments. Macroergonomics is defined, its history is uncovered and focus is given to a key methodology, macroergonomic analysis and design. Case studies are used to validate the method and illustrate that performance results in the 60-90% range can be expected.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Work-environment; Humans; Men; Women; Models; Author Keywords: Macroergonomics; Worksystem design; Organizational design and management
Contact
Brian M. Kleiner, Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061
CODEN
AERGBW
Publication Date
20060101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
bkleiner@vt.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008308
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0003-6870
Source Name
Applied Ergonomics
State
VA
Performing Organization
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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