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

Interactive research and HTO as an industry development model
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Author:Johan KARLTUN (Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden)
Jörgen EKLUND (School of Technology and Health, Unit of Ergonomics, KTH, Sweden)
Kjerstin VOGEL (School of Technology and Health, Unit of Ergonomics, KTH, Sweden)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: C - Special sessions & technical sessions     Session: C3 - Humans, technology and organization – part II
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2309

Meat cutting has since long shown high frequencies of work-related disorders and injuries. The meat cutting industry initiated an interactive research project to assist the companies in creating a better work environment considering also the profitability. After an initial diagnosis, a broad strategy was formed and four mixed groups focusing personal development, technological developments, work organization and work environment started working. The results from these further initiated focused studies that were performed in close interaction with the industry. During the four year project a continuous reduction of musculoskeletal disorder problems in the industry and other substantial effects were observed.