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Conceptual and Practical Strategy Work to Promote Ergonomics/Human Factors in Sweden

Österman, Cecilia; Osvalder, Anna Lisa LU ; Hemphälä, Hillevi LU ; Frohm, Jörgen; Glimne, Susanne; Hägg, Göran M.; Janzon, Olle; Pettersson, Per Johan; Stavervik, Mathias and Ahlin, Jane (2018) 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 In Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV 821. p.320-329
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This paper describes the results of the conceptual and practical strategy work performed by the Swedish Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (EHSS) today. The rationale of EHSS is to strengthen the quality of ergonomics/human factors knowledge and practice in Sweden and form a multidisciplinary platform across disciplines and professions for collaboration and for knowledge sharing. EHSS gathers about 350 members, representing different occupations in industry, academia and the public sector. Together, EHSS members hold knowledge and experience in physical, cognitive and organizational ergonomics and its application in working life and society. The overall aim of this paper is to inspire related societies and stakeholders to initiate... (More)

This paper describes the results of the conceptual and practical strategy work performed by the Swedish Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (EHSS) today. The rationale of EHSS is to strengthen the quality of ergonomics/human factors knowledge and practice in Sweden and form a multidisciplinary platform across disciplines and professions for collaboration and for knowledge sharing. EHSS gathers about 350 members, representing different occupations in industry, academia and the public sector. Together, EHSS members hold knowledge and experience in physical, cognitive and organizational ergonomics and its application in working life and society. The overall aim of this paper is to inspire related societies and stakeholders to initiate discussions about strategies and future projects that allow for collaboration and knowledge sharing. Proposedly follow the EHSS model where we have formed a multidisciplinary platform for collaboration across disciplines and professions. The activities initiated and supported by EHSS are one step towards broadening the knowledge and application of HFE in Sweden, and to comprise new arenas of specialization. By participating in the key areas in society such as teaching, standardization, product development and occupational safety and health, the work of EHSS is one piece of the puzzle to improve human activities in the future. The vision is that together, we can improve safety, efficiency and well-being for all.

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Design for all, Future of ergonomics, Knowledge sharing
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Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV
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821
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10 pages
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Springer Verlag
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20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
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Florence, Italy
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2018-08-26 - 2018-08-30
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2194-5357
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9783319960791
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10.1007/978-3-319-96080-7_37
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  author       = {Österman, Cecilia and Osvalder, Anna Lisa and Hemphälä, Hillevi and Frohm, Jörgen and Glimne, Susanne and Hägg, Göran M. and Janzon, Olle and Pettersson, Per Johan and Stavervik, Mathias and Ahlin, Jane},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV},
  isbn         = {9783319960791},
  issn         = {2194-5357},
  keyword      = {Design for all,Future of ergonomics,Knowledge sharing},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Florence, Italy},
  month        = {08},
  pages        = {320--329},
  publisher    = {Springer Verlag},
  title        = {Conceptual and Practical Strategy Work to Promote Ergonomics/Human Factors in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96080-7_37},
  volume       = {821},
  year         = {2018},
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