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Carl, L., Forsman, M. & Rose, L. (2019). Development and evaluation of RAMP I – apractitioner’s tool for screening of musculoskeletaldisorder risk factors in manual handling. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), 25(2), 165-180, Article ID 10.1080/10803548.2017.1364458.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development and evaluation of RAMP I – apractitioner’s tool for screening of musculoskeletaldisorder risk factors in manual handling
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), Vol. 25, no 2, p. 165-180, article id 10.1080/10803548.2017.1364458Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

RAMP I is a screening tool developed to support practitioners in screening for work-related musculoskeletal disorder riskfactors related to manual handling. RAMP I, which is part of the RAMP tool, is based on research-based studies combinedwith expert group judgments. More than 80 practitioners participated in the development of RAMP I. The tool consistsof dichotomous assessment items grouped into seven categories. Acceptable reliability was found for a majority of theassessment items for 15 practitioners who were given 1 h of training. The usability evaluation points to RAMP I beingusable for screening for musculoskeletal disorder risk factors, i.e., usable for assessing risks, being usable as a decision base,having clear results and that the time needed for an assessment is acceptable. It is concluded that RAMP I is a usable toolfor practitioners.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
RAMP tool; risk assessment; risk management; manual materials handling; checklist; observation; reliability; usability
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-248972 (URN)10.1080/10803548.2017.1364458 (DOI)000458374800001 ()2-s2.0-85031500010 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090168Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-1563
Note

QC 20190514

Available from: 2019-04-10 Created: 2019-04-10 Last updated: 2019-05-14Bibliographically approved
Rose, L., Beauchemin, C. A. A. & Neumann, W. P. (2018). Modelling endurance and resumption times for repetitive one-hand pushing. Ergonomics, 61(7), 891-901
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modelling endurance and resumption times for repetitive one-hand pushing
2018 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 61, no 7, p. 891-901Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study's objective was to develop models of endurance time (ET), as a function of load level (LL), and of resumption time (RT) after loading as a function of both LL and loading time (LT) for repeated loadings. Ten male participants with experience in construction work each performed 15 different one-handed repetaed pushing tasks at shoulder height with varied exerted force and duration. These data were used to create regression models predicting ET and RT. It is concluded that power law relationships are most appropriate to use when modelling ET and RT. While the data the equations are based on are limited regarding number of participants, gender, postures, magnitude and type of exerted force, the paper suggests how this kind of modelling can be used in job design and in further research.Practitioner Summary: Adequate muscular recovery during work-shifts is important to create sustainable jobs. This paper describes mathematical modelling and presents models for endurance times and resumption times (an aspect of recovery need), based on data from an empirical study. The models can be used to help manage fatigue levels in job design.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
Keywords
Modelling, endurance, recovery, work-rest, repetitive load
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-227792 (URN)10.1080/00140139.2018.1427282 (DOI)000430482000002 ()29320970 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85042136805 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 0800030SBUF - Sveriges Byggindustriers Utvecklingsfond, 12008Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2008-1810
Note

QC 20180514

Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-05-14Bibliographically approved
Lind, C. & Rose, L. (2016). Facilitating improvement measures in manual handling using the RAMP-tool. In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy - Book of Abstracts: . Paper presented at Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS) (pp. 137-137).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Facilitating improvement measures in manual handling using the RAMP-tool
2016 (English)In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy - Book of Abstracts, 2016, p. 137-137Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Risk assessment, risk reduction, manual handling, ergonomics
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190044 (URN)978-0-9699726-7-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090168
Note

QC 20160809

Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2016-11-10Bibliographically approved
Lind, C. & Rose, L. (2016). Shifting to proactive risk management: Risk communication using the RAMP tool. Agronomy Research, 14(2), 513-524
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shifting to proactive risk management: Risk communication using the RAMP tool
2016 (English)In: Agronomy Research, ISSN 1406-894X, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 513-524Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ergonomic risk factors are major contributors to work-related musculoskeletaldisorders and quality deficiencies in the manufacturing industry. Due to lack of tools or systemsthat can support a systematic risk management of these production and health related factors, anew risk management tool (RAMP) was developed. In this paper, the risk communication system(the Results module) of this tool is presented along with a description of its development. Anexample of how it can be used, based on assessments performed in industry, is given. Anevaluation of its usability, which included twenty practitioners active in the industry, givessupport to the notion that the system is usable both for risk communication and as a decision base.

Keywords
Risk assessment, risk reduction, manual handling, ergonomics.
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190042 (URN)2-s2.0-84969962346 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090168
Note

QC 20160809

Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2017-05-10Bibliographically approved
Rose, L. M., Neumann, W. P., Hägg, G. M. & Kentta, G. (2014). Fatigue and recovery during and after static loading. Ergonomics, 57(11), 1696-1710
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fatigue and recovery during and after static loading
2014 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 57, no 11, p. 1696-1710Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Subjectively assessed endurance time (ET), resumption time (RT) and perceived discomfort, pain or fatigue (PD), and objectively measured maximum force-exerting capacity were investigated for varying loads and durations of a pushing task with two repeated trials. Beyond the main results quantifying how the load scenario affected ET, RT and PD, three additional results are of note: (1) although the maximum pushing force did not change between trials, shorter ET, longer RT and higher PD indicated accumulation of fatigue in Trial 2; (2) the PD ratings showed a trend with a linear increase during loading and a curvilinear decrease during recovery; and (3) the RT and the load level for different relative loading times were found to have an unexpected U-shaped relationship, indicating lowest fatigue at the intermediate load level. These results can be used to model a more sustainable and productive work-recovery ratio.

Keywords
force, perceived discomfort/pain/fatigue, subjective assessment, resumption time
National Category
Medical Ergonomics Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156431 (URN)10.1080/00140139.2014.952347 (DOI)000343830000009 ()25210871 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84908396127 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, Dnr 0800030
Note

QC 20150625

Available from: 2014-12-04 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Rose, L. M. & Jonsson, C. (2014). On the IEA Strategy: Mapping HFE Performance Knowledge. In: Broberg, O, Fallentin, N, Hasle, P, Jensen, P L, Kabel, A, Larsen, M E, Weller, T (Ed.), Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organistional Design and management. 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference. Volume 1: . Paper presented at 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) & 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES), 17th-20th August 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark (pp. 273-274).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the IEA Strategy: Mapping HFE Performance Knowledge
2014 (English)In: Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organistional Design and management. 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference. Volume 1 / [ed] Broberg, O, Fallentin, N, Hasle, P, Jensen, P L, Kabel, A, Larsen, M E, Weller, T, 2014, p. 273-274Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to support the implementation of the IEA strategy of Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) the objective of this pilot-project is to map the current awareness, knowledge and strategies regarding how HFE can be used in optimizing system performance and how and to what extent such strategies are applied in organisations today. The methodology used is that each board member of the Nordic Ergonomics Society´s national boards has a talk with a key stakeholder, using a semi-structured question area guide during the spring 2014. The gist of the results from each talk regarding four core areas will be summarised and analysed and will be presented at the ODAM-NES 2014 conference.

Keywords
Human Factors & Ergonomics, System Performance, Decision Makers
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-159766 (URN)
Conference
11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) & 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES), 17th-20th August 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
Note

QC 20150211

Available from: 2015-02-10 Created: 2015-02-10 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Rose, L. M. (2014). RAMP: Ett nytt riskhanteringsverktyg   – Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively –: Slutrapport i projektet ”Utveckling, implementering och spridning av belastningsergonomiskt bedömningsverktyg och åtgärdsprocess” (Dnr 090168). KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>RAMP: Ett nytt riskhanteringsverktyg   – Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively –: Slutrapport i projektet ”Utveckling, implementering och spridning av belastningsergonomiskt bedömningsverktyg och åtgärdsprocess” (Dnr 090168)
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I denna rapport beskrivs riskhanteringsmetoden RAMP – Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively – och dess utveckling som gjorts i projektet ”Utveckling, implementering och spridning av belastningsergonomiskt bedömningsverktyg och åtgärds-process”. Projektets mål har varit att utveckla en fritt tillgänglig metod för riskhantering för arbete med manuell hantering. Metoden ska kunna användas för att bedöma risken att utveckla belastningsbesvär och stötta det systematiska arbetsmiljöarbetet genom att ge en struktur för förbättringsåtgärder och utarbetande av handlingsplaner. Syftet är att användningen av verktyget ska bidra att arbetsmiljöförbättrande åtgärder genomförs, vilket förväntas leda till positiva hälsoeffekter.

Projektet har genomförts som ett samarbetsprojekt med interaktiv metodologisk ansats mellan forskare vid KTH Skolan för Teknik och hälsa, Enheten för Ergonomi, och personer som aktivt deltagit i projektet i egenskap av professionella yrkesverksamma med olika roller på de medverkande företagen Arla Foods, Scania CV AB, Svenskt Butikskött AB och Mikael Loods Åkeri AB – exempelvis operatör, logistiker, chef, VD, skyddsombud, produktionstekniker, ergonom, och global arbetsmiljösmordnare. Till projektet har en referensgrupp och en expertgrupp varit knutna. Projektet har finansierats av i huvudsak Afa Försäkring och de medverkande företagen.

Bland metoderna om används i projektet finns litteraturgenomgång, iterativ prototyp-utveckling, användartester och utvärdering av prototyper, work-shops, intervjuer och enkäter. RAMP baseras på vetenskapliga studier, svensk arbetsmiljölagstiftning, ergonomistandarder, andra bedömningsmetoder, expertbedömningar av projektets expertgrupp, erfarenheter och expertbedömningar från personer verksamma i industrin inom bland annat företagshälsovård, ledning och produktion, användartester samt referensgruppens feed-back.

I rapporten presenteras RAMP-verktyget som består av fyra moduler: RAMP I - en checklista för screening av belastningsergonomiska riskfaktorer; RAMP II – som möjliggör en fördjupad analys; en Resultatmodul där resultatet kan presenteras på olika detaljnivå och med olika omfattning och en Åtgärdsmodul som ger stöd för det systematiska arbetsmiljöarbetet med bland annat åtgärdsförslag och en mall för att utforma handlingsplaner för att minska riskerna.

En prototyp av RAMP har utvärderades i ett examensarbete genom validitets- och reliabilitets- och användbarhetsstudier. Utvärderingen visar på hög repeterbarhet av bedömningar genomförda av icke-experter samt att överensstämmelsen var hög mellan experter och icke-experter. Användbarhetsstudien visade att RAMP uppleveds som ganska lätt att använda och tidseffektiv.

Digitaliseringen av RAMP förväntas bli klar under hösten 2014. RAMP kommer därefter att göras fritt tillgänglig via KTH STHs hemsida och en implementeringsstudie av metoden sker på de medverkande företagen. Metoden kommer att spridas enligt projektets kommunikationsplan som beskrivs i rapporten.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2014. p. 57
Keywords
Riskbedömning, Riskhantering, Belastningsbesvär, Ergonomi, Modell
National Category
Medical Engineering Other Natural Sciences
Research subject
Technology and Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-159869 (URN)
Projects
Utveckling, implementering och spridning av belastningsergonomiskt bedömningsverktyg och åtgärdsprocess
Funder
AFA Insurance, Dnr 090168
Note

QC 20150223

Available from: 2015-02-10 Created: 2015-02-10 Last updated: 2015-02-23Bibliographically approved
Rose, L. M., Orrenius, U. E. & Neumann, W. P. (2013). Work Environment and the Bottom Line: Survey of Tools Relating Work Environment to Business Results. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 23(5), 368-381
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Work Environment and the Bottom Line: Survey of Tools Relating Work Environment to Business Results
2013 (English)In: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, ISSN 1090-8471, E-ISSN 1520-6564, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 368-381Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Insufficient knowledge of how the working environment (WE) impacts company performance leads to a poor basis for managerial decision making. The objective of this study was to survey and evaluate available tools relating WE to business results. Nine tools were identified and qualitatively evaluated using 11 criteria. The tools were clustered into three categories, ranging from analysis of WE risks as well as calculation of their economic impact to solely investment analysis. Shortcomings in the tools include insufficient attention to quality and productivity issues and insufficient guidance for users. Although further methodological development is indicated, researchers should also attend to the factors affecting tool uptake and application as well as the potential to integrate such analysis into companies' regular accounting systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
Keywords
work environment, Ergonomics, Human factors, Investment analysis, economics, Business performance, Financial impact, management
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-76043 (URN)10.1002/hfm.20324 (DOI)000323040400002 ()2-s2.0-84882249892 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Note

QC 20150625

Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Rose, L. M. (2012). Risk management project for work with precast concrete shells. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 41(1), 4157-4162
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risk management project for work with precast concrete shells
2012 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 4157-4162Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes a project with the aim of reducing the risk of injury when using precast concrete shells in the Swedish construction industry by identifying injury risks, developing and implementing solutions. An interactive research approach was used. Three major injury risks were identified and a system consisting of three tools and a handbook was developed, evaluated, and implemented at one company and made available to the construction industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2012
Keywords
construction industry, development, tool, handbook, methods
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91240 (URN)10.3233/WOR-2012-0712-4157 (DOI)000306361804049 ()22317359 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84859858317 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20150624

Available from: 2012-03-11 Created: 2012-03-11 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Rose, L., Lind, C., Franzon, H., Nord Nilsson, L. & Clausén, A. (2011). Development, Implementation and dissemination of RAMP: Risk management assessment tool for manual handling proactively. In: 43rd Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference: . Paper presented at Nordic Ergonomics Society 43rd Annual Conference, NES2011. Oulu, Finland. 18-21 September 2011 (pp. 255-260).
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2011 (English)In: 43rd Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, 2011, p. 255-260Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes an on-going project with the main objective to develop, implement, and disseminate a freely accessible computer-based assessment tool for physical ergonomics, the Risk Management Assessment Tool for Manual Handling Proactively, RAMP. The project is conducted in seven steps, in close co-operation between researchers and key company stakeholders, using an interactive research methodology. Results include a specification of requirements that the RAMP should meet. Difficulties of developing models of this kind and possible benefits of using such a tool are discussed.

Keywords
model, physical ergonomics, work related musculoskeletal injuries, manual handling, interactive research methodology
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77476 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Ergonomics Society 43rd Annual Conference, NES2011. Oulu, Finland. 18-21 September 2011
Projects
Utveckling, implementering och spridning av belastningsergonomiskt bedömningsverktyg och åtgärdsprocess
Note

QC 20120413. QC 20160212

Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2017-01-03Bibliographically approved
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