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

Holistic sustainable development: floor-laying workers’ case
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Author:Monique LORTIE (Department of Biological Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Steve VEZEAU (École de design, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Thomas GOWINGS (Mechanical Egineering Department, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Canada)
Julien FATISSON (Mechanical Egineering Department, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Canada)
Sylvie NADEAU (Mechanical Egineering Department, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Canada)
Idriss KEFI (Department of Biological Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Ferez CHAOUCH (École de design, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: B - Special sessions     Session: B2 - Organizational applications of human factors and sustainable development
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2244

Maintaining ageing workers in the workforce and attracting new workers is an important issue for the floor laying business sector. The aim of this project is to identify solutions having a good probability of success in an ever-changing and greener reality, meaning: solutions that promote health and safety without compromising work efficiency and at an acceptable cost. Three work teams - combining expertise in ergonomics, design and engineering - were formed. In this paper, we summarize the points of views on sustainability expressed by the different actors involved, we present an example of a solution developed – a multi-function trolley -, and briefly exposes issues related to the others products under development.