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Abdollahpour, N., Helali, F., Ziaei, M., Hamzeian, M., Keikhamoghadam, A., Gholamnia, R. & Ghaffari, A. (2016). Assessment of risk factors and the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders by QEC and Body Map operational units of the gas refinery in Iran and its Meta-Reflection (ed.). Journal of Heath, 7(1), 35-50, Article ID 7.
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2016 (Persian)In: Journal of Heath, ISSN 2382-9710, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 35-50, article id 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: This study aims to evaluate the risk factors and the prevalence of WMSDs disorders using QEC and Body Map techniques in operational units took a gas refineries and its Meta-Reflection.Method and Material: This case study assessed 254 operators in three distinct phases. First, 72 workstation posture was evaluated by using of QEC. Secondly was intended for employees of WMSDs were assessed using by Body Map. After conducting interview with relevant directors, the effectiveness of such studies has been analyzed through Meta-Reflection.Results: Based on results came from QEC survey, the operators’ average scores was %53/8. Moreover, results of Body Map assessment showed that the highest organs of WMSDs were back and knee extrusions (47% and 46% respectively). Also, lack of ergonomics policy and plan within refinery has demonstrated by interviews. Meta-Reflection, on the other hand, showed that because of incomplete learning cycles in the mentioned surveys which only provide WMSDs’ status, workstations’ ergonomics condition, and introduce expert based solutions. Thus, such surveys not only have incomplete study plan, but also have less impact on improving overall health, safety and ergonomics within this organization.Conclusion: This research proves that non-ergonomic conditions result in awkward postures and subsequent physical disorders. Overall, this study has showed a gap from this kind of the work on the learning cycles at organizational levels, a trend should be considered to interactive research work on the workplaces with improved and promoted system ergonomics attitude.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-7395 (URN)5c43a1b3-e023-4fe2-ab92-25d376ec2ca9 (Local ID)5c43a1b3-e023-4fe2-ab92-25d376ec2ca9 (Archive number)5c43a1b3-e023-4fe2-ab92-25d376ec2ca9 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2016; 20160305 (fahe)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Abdollahpour, N. & Helali, F. (2016). Implementing 'Awakened Need of Change' for Applying Ergonomics to Work System with Macroergonomics Approach in an Industrially Derveloping Country and its Meta-Reflection. Journal of Ergonomics, 6(6), Article ID 182.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Ergonomics, ISSN 2165-7556, Vol. 6, no 6, article id 182Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OMICS, 2016
Keywords
Macroergonomics; Work system; PDSA cycles of learning; Awakened Need of Change; Macroergonomic intervention; Industrially Developing Countries (IDCs)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61591 (URN)10.4172/2165-7556.1000182 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-02-13 Created: 2017-02-13 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Dastranj, F. & Helali, F. (2016). Implementing "Job Enrichment" with using Ergonomic Checkpoints in an 'Appreciative Way' at a Manufacturing Company in an Industrially Developing Country and its Meta-reflection (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Ergonomics, 6(4), Article ID 172.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Ergonomics, ISSN 2165-7556, E-ISSN 2165-7556, Vol. 6, no 4, article id 172Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to create ergonomics and human factors awareness and wakefulness in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company with emphasis on understanding the importance of improving safety, health, and work condition. The study sought to develop and implement one kind of “Job enrichment” with the purpose of improving employees’ competence and also to motivate participation at the workplaces in an ‘appreciative way’. The survey approach was used. Data was collected from 60 selected individuals from different organizational levels using the participatory ergonomics process that entailed the use of an action checklist and ergonomic checkpoints, as well as the review of organizational documents. Eighty seven percent of these study participants were male while the remaining 13% were female. The participants had an average age of 38 years with the standard deviation of 9.74. They had 11.81 years of service in average with the standard deviation of 9.76. In the data collection procedure, technical sessions, based on action learning, whichlasted for 30, 25 h, or 1657 man h, was also held for the participants. In the data collection, the participants were made to study the action-checklist before and after completing the ergonomic checkpoints. This resulted in a 0.3 percent improvement in the technical capabilities of the participants and improved their social skills and their interest in participation in the company during this study. Based on the analysis of participants’ feedbacks on the implementation of different work evaluation approaches and their reflection from learning, key findings were made through intentional learning, based on a systemic pre-intervention ergonomics work process on how the participants could be empowered in technical and social skills.Keywords: Ergonomic Checkpoints; Job enrichment; Participatory ergonomics process; Appreciative inquiry and way; Industrially developing countries

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-11232 (URN)10.4172/2165-7556.1000172 (DOI)a27e7fc2-afc8-4cf6-9bde-e85c293466bb (Local ID)a27e7fc2-afc8-4cf6-9bde-e85c293466bb (Archive number)a27e7fc2-afc8-4cf6-9bde-e85c293466bb (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160729 (fahe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Abdollahpour, N., Dastranj, F., Helali, F., Ziarani, M. H. & Zeiaei, M. (2016). Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints: Practical improvements for stress prevention the workplace (Freeed.). Paper presented at . Tehran: Farhang-e Rasa
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2016 (Persian)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Alternative title[un]
چک پوینت های پیشگیری از استرس در کار: راه حل های عملی برای پیشگیری از استرس در کار
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tehran: Farhang-e Rasa, 2016. p. 141 Edition: Free
Keywords
Social sciences - Education, Socialvetenskap - Pedagogik
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16651 (URN)ab5f8144-6548-4800-8e53-943a6a402517 (Local ID)978-600-6794-09-9 (ISBN)ab5f8144-6548-4800-8e53-943a6a402517 (Archive number)ab5f8144-6548-4800-8e53-943a6a402517 (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160717 (fahe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Helali, F. (2015). Building Taxonomy Knowledge ‘Systemic Ergonomics Intervention Work’: a Product Joining up practice with theory in an Industrially Developing Country and its 'Meta-Reflection' (ed.). Paper presented at Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 2015 : 09/08/2015 - 14/08/2015. Paper presented at Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 2015 : 09/08/2015 - 14/08/2015.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Based on evidence accumulated during the author’s 19 years of ergonomics intervention experiences and investigations with the different challenges and roles, the ergonomics ‘know-how’ transfer explores and describes the models to success implementation of Ergonomics and Human Factors Management in an Industrially Developing Country. A systematic ergonomics ‘know-how’ transfer management at Micro and Macroergonomics-based levels for training and learning could be managed and led in an industrially developing country. This paper describes a model of systemic intervention work based on the finding “Building taxonomy knowledge ‘systemic ergonomics intervention work’ as a product joining up practice with theory when ‘Reflection learning’ (Learning of the reflection) is pitted against ‘action learning’ (Learning of the action). Practitioner Summary: Even though it is a popular activity-oriented approach for systemic ergonomics intervention work in Industrially Developing Countries (IDCs), little is known about the result of ‘Tips’ (i.e., to hit slowly) from an action pathway, the challenges the systemic ergonomics intervention work faces in taking action in an Industrially Developing Country while vision driven Ergonomics and Human Factors Management performance on the different understanding main purposes: “Know-Why” – “Know-How” – “Know-What” are significant for creative trust and then, the purpose Know-for-use that ‘How will we go further here?’ (i.e., leading through appreciative). The current study demonstrates that in the building systematic ergonomics intervention influences as a product joining up practice with theory. Aimed at industrial managers, staff responsible for workforce, improvement of health, safety, and ergonomics, productivity and organizational development those following Ergonomics and Human Factors knowledge transfer management as a professional.Keywords: Macroergonomics, Systematic Ergonomics Intervention Work, Meta-Reflection, Taxonomy Knowledge, Industrially Developing Countries

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32510 (URN)706e44d1-002d-4908-9b52-7b93a6d5971c (Local ID)706e44d1-002d-4908-9b52-7b93a6d5971c (Archive number)706e44d1-002d-4908-9b52-7b93a6d5971c (OAI)
Conference
Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 2015 : 09/08/2015 - 14/08/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150817 (fahe)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
(2015). Ergonomic Checkpoints: practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions , 2nd edition, 2010; Including the Paper Conference of ODAM-NES 2014: “How could you use the ergonomic checkpoints for job enrichment in an ‘Appreciative way’ in Industrially Developing Countries?” (Freeed.). Paper presented at . Tehran: Farhang-e Rasa
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2015 (Persian)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Alternative title[un]
چک پوینتهای ارگونومی : راه حل های آسان و عملی برای بهبود ایمنی، بهداشت و شرایط کار
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tehran: Farhang-e Rasa, 2015. p. 334 Edition: Free
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16474 (URN)34b06080-9c48-4b03-aa32-85203758be00 (Local ID)978-600-6794-04-4 (ISBN)34b06080-9c48-4b03-aa32-85203758be00 (Archive number)34b06080-9c48-4b03-aa32-85203758be00 (OAI)
Note

Godkänd; 2015; 20151021 (fahe)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-12-22Bibliographically approved
Helali, F. & Abdollahpour, N. (2014). How could you implement ‘awakened need of change’ for the applying ergonomics to work system in industrially developing countries? (ed.). Paper presented at International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference: 17 – 21 August 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark : 17/08/2014 - 21/08/2014. Paper presented at International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference: 17 – 21 August 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark : 17/08/2014 - 21/08/2014.
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes the different getting learning understanding of systemic organization knowledge conversation of a Pre-Macro-ergonomics intervention process for ‘Awakened need of change’, based on implementing PDSA Cycles of learning and its ‘Meta-reflection’ as an interactive research work. The practical applications and implications of the process are drawn from the finding of the framing positive question toward knowing, relating, action, and organizing; 1) what is the successful of this kind of Pre-Macro-ergonomics Intervention right now? (Appreciative), 2) what do we need to change to make a better future? (Imagine), 3) who takes action and with what consequences? (Act)

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34535 (URN)10.4122/dtu:2270 (DOI)8c24ae0a-a85d-48ab-9f86-937afefad920 (Local ID)8c24ae0a-a85d-48ab-9f86-937afefad920 (Archive number)8c24ae0a-a85d-48ab-9f86-937afefad920 (OAI)
Conference
International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference: 17 – 21 August 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark : 17/08/2014 - 21/08/2014
Note
Godkänd; 2014; 20141107 (fahe)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Helali, F. & Dastranj, F. (2014). How could you use the ergonomic checkpoints for job enrichment in an ‘appreciative way’ in industrial of industrially developing countries? (ed.). Paper presented at International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference: 17 – 21 August 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark : 17/08/2014 - 21/08/2014. Paper presented at International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference: 17 – 21 August 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark : 17/08/2014 - 21/08/2014.
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes five steps for ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ to purpose understanding from getting to use “ergonomic checkpoints”, in an ‘appreciative way’ including;1)Definition of frame implementing a phase method for pre-systemic ergonomicsintervention work process; 2) Discovery; what are appreciative and activelearning, and how it has worked? (The research model) 3) Dream; howvision and voices of the future in industries of industrially developing countries? (The Learner at the Centre) 4) Design; how to give to values and ideals using power “participatory ergonomics process”? (The tactic of pulling) 5) Destiny; how make it happen? (Inspired action and improvisation)

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29978 (URN)10.4122/dtu:2616 (DOI)39f712cd-7183-414b-9b59-c721ade9b3e9 (Local ID)39f712cd-7183-414b-9b59-c721ade9b3e9 (Archive number)39f712cd-7183-414b-9b59-c721ade9b3e9 (OAI)
Conference
International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference: 17 – 21 August 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark : 17/08/2014 - 21/08/2014
Note
Godkänd; 2014; 20141107 (fahe)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Abdollahpour, N., Helali, F., Hoseini, M., Ghomshe, F. T., Ziarani, M. H. & Peysepar, S. (2013). An improving working condition system (health, safety and ergonomics) survey and analysis with macroergonomics approach in a manufacturing company from Iran Power Plant Industry in 2010 (ed.). Paper presented at . Iran Occupational Health, 10(4), 55-64
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2013 (Persian)In: Iran Occupational Health, ISSN 1735-5133, E-ISSN 2228-7493, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 55-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background and aims: World experience has shown the positive effect of applying ergonomics in improving work conditions, of quality and quantity of production, reducing prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, saving costs and increase of productivity in the different contents. These are possible only with utilizing properly improving work condition system and Macroergonomics approach. The aim of the study was how determine situation and analyzing the working conditions using the macroergonomics approach in a Power Plant Industry. Methods: This study is a cross-sectional study. First, the program for improvement of work conditions were evaluated using three questionnaires including managers viewpoint (29 samples), health, safety and environment employees viewpoint (5 samples) and operating workers viewpoint (85 samples) and then three other instruments of macroergonomics were used. Results: According to the results of 1) questionnaires and corresponding tests, three of the program's goals of improving working conditions and promotion practices that have the same opinions, but in some cases had different opinions. 2) Future workshops and interviews, the lack of participatory leadership and lack of collaborative work systems for the company stated. 3) Apply ergonomics checklist of ILO, an appropriate interaction between the top and bottom surfaces revealed. Conclusion: Awakened needs of change in the middle and lower levels of organization to solve problems relate to improving working conditions of the system was created. To implement an Ergonomics Intervention Programme Technique Process requires the full support management and employees.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-15174 (URN)eaa51d19-d267-4500-a014-807c98564939 (Local ID)eaa51d19-d267-4500-a014-807c98564939 (Archive number)eaa51d19-d267-4500-a014-807c98564939 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2013; 20140218 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Falahi, H., Abasspour-Fard, M., Azhari, A., Khojastehpour, M., Nikkhah, A. & Helali, F. (2013). Exploring and regression analysis of forces applied on Gastrocnemius muscle of drivers during clutching of MF 285 and MF 399 tractors: Ergonomic design approach (ed.). Paper presented at National Conference on sustainable development of agriculture and the Healthy Environment : 12/09/2013. Paper presented at National Conference on sustainable development of agriculture and the Healthy Environment : 12/09/2013.
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2013 (Persian)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this research the imposed force on Gastrocnemius muscle of the tractor driver during clutching has been studied. The number of sample people was assigned 30 and the research was conducted on MF285 and MF399 tractors. The clutching forces for these tractors were measured as 340 N and 290 N, respectively. The angle of knee location in these two tractors at 5 percent level was significantly different. The average decrease of pain threshold after 30 seconds and 60 seconds clutching and 60 seconds rest after clutching in MF285 tractor in Gastrocnemius muscle were more than MF399 tractor. The impact of BMI index Regression coefficient was found the highest among at all intervals during and after the clutching on both tractor drivers on decrease of pain threshold. It is suggested that in order to decrease the imposed force of clutching for MF285 tractor required modifications is performed. In this regard the force transfer joint between pedal and the disc in the mechanism of clutching can be made of cast iron.Keywords: ergonomic, tractor, operator, muscle, Gastrocnemius

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39019 (URN)d994ec50-e34b-4050-a81d-8144564b1227 (Local ID)d994ec50-e34b-4050-a81d-8144564b1227 (Archive number)d994ec50-e34b-4050-a81d-8144564b1227 (OAI)
Conference
National Conference on sustainable development of agriculture and the Healthy Environment : 12/09/2013
Note
Godkänd; 2013; 20160804 (fahe)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
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