Ergonomics Management in the Workplace (Introducing to TUGA Ergonomics Management & Analysis model: TEMA) by Majid Rezvanizadeh, Mohsen Sadeghi-Yarandi & Mostafa Mohammad-Ghasemi.
Nowadays, paying attention to ergonomic principles by focusing on all its dimensions in workplaces in order to improve people’s health and productivity and excellence of organizations is very important. Physical ergonomics is one of the important dimensions of ergonomics on which many studies and evaluations have been conducted. Previous studies have shown that one-dimensional assessments in the field of ergonomics (physical ergonomics) are not effective and effective studies in this field require comprehensive attention to all aspects of ergonomics (physical, environmental, cognitive and organization) with a comprehensive approach focusing on continuous improvement cycles and resilience engineering.
Therefore, considering the importance of this issue, increasing the prevalence of ergonomic disorders in different industries and organizations, lack of similar evaluation models, the essential role of ergonomics in improving the health of employees and increasing productivity, “comprehensive model of ergonomics management in the workplace” was developed and implemented for the first time in the Iran in a power plant equipment industry.
The authors’ efforts in this book have been based on providing the most important and practical principles in the field of occupational ergonomics and also have a special look at the field of ergonomic management in the workplace. It should be noted that the measurement tools expressed in this book are suggested in order to study the score levels of ergonomic risk factors and experts can choose their tools and methods according to their needs and using the proposed ergonomic management model (including 8-steps).
One of the advantages of this book is the description of an ergonomic management model in the workplace. It is hoped that this book is an effective step towards proper establishment of management cycle and evaluation of ergonomics in order to reduce ergonomic risk factors in the workplace.
The present model has been developed with the participation of 30 Industry experts and university professors. Therefore, the authors express their gratitude and appreciation for their contribution.