A Comparative Analysis of Participatory Ergonomics Programs in U.s. and Japan Manufacturing Plants

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The use of a participative approach to ergonomics is growing in countries throughout the world. This paper compares and contrasts Participatory Ergonomics programs in two U.S. and two Japanese manufacturing plants. All four programs focused on the redesign of repetitive manufacturing jobs to reduce physical stress on workers. In all four cases, this… (More)

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@inproceedings{Liker2002ACA, title={A Comparative Analysis of Participatory Ergonomics Programs in U.s. and Japan Manufacturing Plants}, author={Jeffrey K. Liker and Mitsuo Nagamachi and Yair R. Lifshitz}, year={2002} }