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Making ergonomics a world-wide concept
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
1996 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 39, no 12, p. 1391-1402Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since its formal inception more than half a century ago, ergonomics has time and again demonstrated that it has a niche among the held of scientific disciplines aspiring to make the world a better place. How far has it really gone? Can we now lay claim that it is indeed well-known and accepted? Are the benefits it purports to deliver realized in all parts of the world? About two-thirds of human beings live in the Third World. This is where poverty and inequality are relatively more common. This is where much work is still degrading and far from being humane. This is also where ergonomics has yet to make its presence felt in practice. This paper attempts to show that ergonomics can and will become a globally applied science. However, it has to make its contribution to the Third World prevalent and long-lasting. The paper focuses on the current state of ergonomics in the Third World, the so-called Industrially Developing Countries (IDCs).

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1996. Vol. 39, no 12, p. 1391-1402
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Industrial Work Environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12902Local ID: c0d026b0-d4a9-11db-8550-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-12902DiVA, id: diva2:985853
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Godkänd; 1996; 20070317 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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