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Ergonomics design - The conditions for its implementation and its contribution to accident prevention. Community Ergonomics Action

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EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY Community Ergonomics Action Working Document Distribution Original Translations A' ('' . t_ \o) i.... '1:.1 Enterprises Italian English, French, German ERGONOMICS DESIGN - THE CONDITIONS FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO ACCIDENT PREVENTION Source Prof. C.P. ODESCALCHI, AdvisQr to the Community Ergonomics Action Author Prof. C.P. ODESCALCHI and Coll. (Arch. L. BANDINI BUTI, Dr G. CORTILI, Dr E. MORErTI) collsvs Text Box @UROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY lux X Community Ergonomics Action Distribution Original Translations Enterprises Italian English, French, German Working Document I. /,I /. Source Author ERGONOMICS DESIGN - THE CONDITIONS FOR ITS IMPLE~ffiNTATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO ACCIDENT PREVENTION ----~ : Prof. C.P. ODESCALCHI, Advisor to the Cormnunity Ergonomics Action ~~- ' : Prof. q~P. ODESCALCHI and Coll. (Arch. L. BANDINI BUTI, Dr G. CORTILI, Dr E. MORErTI) Financial assistance was provided for this study by the European Coal and Steel Community collsvs Text Box User Rectangle User Rectangle User Rectangle User Rectangle User Rectangle User Rectangle Presentation As soon as the Commission began to take an interest in ergonomics methods of work organization - an interest which was subsequently to enable it to actively approach problems of prevention and adaptation - it became aware of the decisive role of worker participation for the success of any ergonomics action. A workplace or tool cannot in fact be properly adapted to practical requirements without consulting the user. It soon became apparent that three conditions must be met if worker participation is to be secured : 1) The union organizations must take an interest in problems of work adaptation. 2) Means must be available to give workers suitable training. 3) All practical action must be backed by objective and ongoing information of all the partie

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