Virtual environments in machinery safety analysis - studies on participatory ergonomics

Timo Määttä

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman and Organisational Issues in the Digital Enterprise
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing: Agility & Hybrid Automation: HAAMAHA '04
    EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Enda F. Fallon
    PublisherNational University of Ireland
    ISBN (Print)0-9538974-2-7, 0-9538974-3-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


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