The objective of this work was to evaluate the impacts of VEs on safety analysis and participatory ergonomics. A method (SAVE) of applying VEs for safety analysis was developed and tested in the work settings. The method involves a procedure, based on Participatory Ergonomics (PA), Task Analysis (TA), Work Safety Analysis (WSA), standard EN 1050 and three-dimensional (3-D) functional modelling of the objects being analysed. The materials of this work comprised machinery systems of five plants in a steel factory, implementing ongoing modernisation projects.
|Title of host publication||Human and Organisational Issues in the Digital Enterprise|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing: Agility & Hybrid Automation: HAAMAHA '04|
|Editors||Waldemar Karwowski, Enda F. Fallon|
|Publisher||National University of Ireland|
|ISBN (Print)||0-9538974-2-7, 0-9538974-3-5|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
Määttä, T. (2004). Virtual environments in machinery safety analysis - studies on participatory ergonomics. In W. Karwowski, & E. F. Fallon (Eds.), Human and Organisational Issues in the Digital Enterprise: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing: Agility & Hybrid Automation: HAAMAHA '04 (pp. 347-358). National University of Ireland.