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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

RAMP: risk management assessment tool for manual handling proactively
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Author:Carl LIND (Unit of Ergonomics, School of Technology and Health, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Linda ROSE (Unit of Ergonomics, School of Technology and Health, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Helena FRANZON (W Global Employee Cooperation, GEC H&S manager, Arla Foods, Sweden)
Lena NORD-NILSSON (Safety, Health and Environment Global Support, Scania CV AB Södertälje, Sweden)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: F - Tools & methods     Session: F1 - Risk management
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2222

This paper presents an IT-based risk management tool called RAMP, risk assessment management tool for manual handling proactively. The tool consists of a checklist (RAMP I) and an assessment tool (RAMP II) which can be used to assess physical risk factors associated with manual handling activities in the production industry. The tool provides guidance for action plans and evaluations to promote improvement of occupational health and safety work at company level. Examples of the tool, its development and evaluation are presented.