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Changes in work and the ways in which it is carried out bring a need for upgrading workplace knowledge, skills and competencies. In today's workplaces, and for a number of reasons, workloads are higher than ever and stress is a growing concern (Health Risk Soc. 2(2) (2000) 173; Educat. Psychol. Meas. 61(5) (2001) 866). Increased demand for learning brings a(More)
The main question addressed in this article is: What factors in an unemployment programme serve both the individual and society? Our research focuses on background variables and process variables and how these can be assumed to affect certain dependent variables in unemployment training. The current focus is on the dependent variable "subjective assessment(More)
In all parts of organisations there flourish developments of different new subsystems in areas of knowledge and learning. Over recent decades, new systems for classification of jobs have emerged both at the level of organisations and at a macro-labour market level. Recent developments in job evaluation systems make it possible to cope with the new demands(More)
The author presents the case for considering ergonomics factors as well as social and environmental considerations when designing new buildings and industrial plants. After considering the design processes currently being used in Sweden for houses, offices and industrial buildings, he reviews the type and presentation of the data required, followed by an(More)
This article is in three sections. The first describes a number of radical new Swedish laws dealing with the working environment and ergonomics. The second section gives a method of problem identification which has been developed within Ergolab. Finally, a discussion is given of how better working conditions can be developed in close co-operation with the(More)
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