915331 Ergonomics and job design

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Neumayer, Heinz , Holzinger, Andreas , Stampfer, Karl
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Occupational health and safety, Ergonomics, Job Engineering

Concept of strain and stresses, recognized occupational diseases, physiology, workstations, Stress and RSI, job design, team work, working time schemes and wages including collective agreements, job qualifications, time management, accidents – development and frequency depending on working processes, accident analysis, health and safety at work

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Ergonomics is based on elements coming from medicine, psychology and technique. Students will be able to measure, analyze and interpret forest work related strains and stresses. They can create efficient and safe work systems, that will support personal development of the workers. Students will gain an insight into occupational health and safety systems and accident analyses. They will know the use of personal protective equipment.
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