Adoption of Ergonomic Innovations in the Construction Industry
(English)In: Ergonomics in design, ISSN 1064-8046Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
AbstractThe construction industry is overrepresented compared to other industries in terms of work-related injury problems and, in particular, with respect to musculoskeletal disorders. One reason for this might be that the industry is organized around projects which lead to a short-time behavior and does not stimulate innovations that will reduce injuries in the future. In this paper we present the results from a survey performed in Sweden among 50 floor laying companies. The results indicate that short-term income revenues override the long-term risks of injuries and employees having to leave the profession.
Occupational injury, ergonomic, working tools, risks, musculoskeletal disorders
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104584OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-104584DiVA: diva2:565141
QP 20132012-11-062012-11-062013-05-14Bibliographically approved