How We Can Create an Ergonomic Culture in a Company: An Application in Turkey

Akalp G., ÖZOK A. F.

International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Florida, United States Of America, 27 - 31 July 2016, vol.489, pp.981-989 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 489
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-41694-6_93
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.981-989
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Nowadays, many organizations make a great effort to reduce workplace risk, prevent injuries and promote safety and awareness. As it is known, the emphasis is both muscular and mental work in Workstations, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety and foremost the work science that can be contributed is very important for the efficiency of ergonomics. When it comes to reducing ergonomic injuries-soft-tissue injuries, musculoskeletal disease and others that are extremely prevalent and costly for many companies-developing the correct culture is especially important. The aim of this study is to present an ergonomic culture implementation in a chemistry company in a city in Turkey. We implemented some ergonomic improvements in the company and we gave cultural seminars on ergonomics all blue color workers are participated in this theoretical and practical approach. Among the obtained results; Teaching of ergonomic principles to all employees are tested. Applications in pilot workstations are also checked to be satisfactory. By the way some ergonomic instruments are developed.