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Vision ergonomics at recycling centres.

Hemphälä, Hillevi LU ; Kihlstedt, Annika and Eklund, Jörgen (2010) In Applied Ergonomics 41. p.368-375
Abstract
All municipalities in Sweden offer their inhabitants a service for disposing of large-size and hazardous waste at local recycling centres. Opening hours at these centres include hours of darkness. The aims of this study were to 1) describe user and employee experiences of lighting and signs at Swedish recycling centres, 2) measure and assess the lighting system at the two recently built recycling centres in Linköping and to assess the legibility and visibility of the signs used and 3) propose recommendations regarding lighting and signs for recycling centres. Interviews and questionnaires were used to assess experiences of employees and users, and light measurements were performed. By observing users, activities with different visual... (More)
All municipalities in Sweden offer their inhabitants a service for disposing of large-size and hazardous waste at local recycling centres. Opening hours at these centres include hours of darkness. The aims of this study were to 1) describe user and employee experiences of lighting and signs at Swedish recycling centres, 2) measure and assess the lighting system at the two recently built recycling centres in Linköping and to assess the legibility and visibility of the signs used and 3) propose recommendations regarding lighting and signs for recycling centres. Interviews and questionnaires were used to assess experiences of employees and users, and light measurements were performed. By observing users, activities with different visual demands at different areas within the recycling centres were identified. Based on the literature, standards and stakeholder experiences, recommendations regarding lighting systems and sign design, illuminance, luminance and uniformity are proposed for recycling centres. (Less)
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10.1016/j.apergo.2009.06.010
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  author       = {Hemphälä, Hillevi and Kihlstedt, Annika and Eklund, Jörgen},
  issn         = {1872-9126},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {368--375},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Applied Ergonomics},
  title        = {Vision ergonomics at recycling centres.},
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  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2010},
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