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Adoption of Ergonomic Innovations in the Construction Industry
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Centres, Centre for Health and Building, CHB.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Centres, Centre for Health and Building, CHB.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1171-9438
(English)In: Ergonomics in design, ISSN 1064-8046, E-ISSN 2169-5083Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
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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. 

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Occupational injury, ergonomic, working tools, risks, musculoskeletal disorders
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104584OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-104584DiVA: diva2:565141
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Available from: 2012-11-06 Created: 2012-11-06 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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