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Macroergonomics as a large work-system transformation technology.

Authors
Kleiner-BM
Source
Hum Factors Ergon Manuf Serv Ind 2004 Spring; 14(2):99-115
NIOSHTIC No.
20043307
Abstract
Traditional ergonomics has concentrated on improving such metrics as productivity, health, safety, and quality of work life. While such local improvements are important, increasingly, there is pressure upon ergonomists to achieve global improvement. This article reviews some of the basic concepts behind large-scale change and takes the position that the macroergonomist is postured uniquely to induce and manage positive change in industrial organizations. While ergonomists focus at the human-machine interface level, organization-intervention consultants typically focus at the organizational level. Macroergonomists uniquely concentrate their efforts at both levels.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Industrial-environment; Workers; Work-environment; Environmental-factors; Humans; Men; Women; Physiological-effects; Physiological-factors; Physiological-measurements
Contact
Brian M. Kleiner, Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061
CODEN
HFEMF5
Publication Date
20040301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
bkleiner@vt.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008308
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1090-8471
Source Name
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries
State
VA
Performing Organization
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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