The objective of the project is to develop a practically usable analysis tool, Ergo-Index that can be used in the work environment analysis in companies. It can be used to investigate different ways of carrying out some work task both from physical ergonomic and time aspects, which also affect production economics. Through this production methods that lower physical load and the risk for work-related musculoskeletal injuries can be motivated and chosen and combined with good production economics. The objective is also to apply the methods on some typical work tasks in the construction industry and gather the examples in an example bank; knowledge about the results will be disseminated among companies, researchers and in education. The project is carried out in co-operation with several actors in the construction industry and relevant research groups.
Model, Personal injury risks, Physical ergonomics, Recovery, Time aspects, Tool