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Research to practice in solving ergonomic problems.
Huy-JM; Hudson-H; Dalsey-E; Howard-J; Hull-RD
Occupational ergonomics: theory and applications, second edition. Bhattacharya A, McGlothlin JD, eds. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012 Mar; :1065-1086
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.
Task-performance; Work-capability; Risk-factors; Exposure-limits; Workers; Work-capacity; Work-environment; Work-performance; Surveillance-programs; Sociological-factors; Hazards
Occupational ergonomics: theory and applications, second edition
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