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Indonesia ergonomics roadmap: where we are going?
J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2007 Dec; 36(2):91-8.JH

Abstract

There are so many definitions for ergonomics terms such as human factors, human factors engineering, human engineering, human factors psychology, engineering psychology, applied ergonomics, occupational ergonomics, industrial ergonomics and industrial engineering. The most inclusive terms are ergonomics and human factors. Both represent the study of work and the interaction between people and their work environmental systems. The main objective is especially fitting with the need to design, develop, implement and evaluate human-machine and environment systems that are productive, comfortable, safe and satisfying to use. The work of the ergonomists in Indonesia--most of them are academicians--have one thing in common, i.e. with the appropriate type of ergonomic approaches to interventions; there would be improvements in productivity, quality of working conditions, occupational safety and health (OSH), costs reduction, better environment, and increase in profits. So many researches, training, seminars and socialization about ergonomics and OSH have been done concerning micro-to-macro themes; but it seems that we are practically still running at the same place up to now. In facts, workers are still working using their traditional or obsolete methods in poor working conditions. Accidents are still happening inside and outside industry with the main root-cause being human "unsafe behavior" and errors. Industrial products cannot compete in the global market, and so many manufacturing industries collapsed or relocated to foreign countries. This paper discusses such a roadmap and review what we ergonomists in Indonesia have done and where we are going to? This review will be treated in the field of ergonomics and OSH to take care the future Indonesia challenges. Some of the challenges faced are care for the workers, care for the people, care for the quality and productivity of work, care for the new advanced technologies, care for the environment, and last but not least care for the nation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ergonomics and Work System Design Laboratory, Industrial Engineering Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Kampus ITS Sukolilo, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia. msritomo@rad.net.id

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18572801

Citation

Wignjosoebroto, Sritomo. "Indonesia Ergonomics Roadmap: Where We Are Going?" Journal of Human Ergology, vol. 36, no. 2, 2007, pp. 91-8.
Wignjosoebroto S. Indonesia ergonomics roadmap: where we are going? J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2007;36(2):91-8.
Wignjosoebroto, S. (2007). Indonesia ergonomics roadmap: where we are going? Journal of Human Ergology, 36(2), 91-8.
Wignjosoebroto S. Indonesia Ergonomics Roadmap: Where We Are Going. J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2007;36(2):91-8. PubMed PMID: 18572801.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Indonesia ergonomics roadmap: where we are going? A1 - Wignjosoebroto,Sritomo, PY - 2008/6/25/pubmed PY - 2008/7/31/medline PY - 2008/6/25/entrez SP - 91 EP - 8 JF - Journal of human ergology JO - J Hum Ergol (Tokyo) VL - 36 IS - 2 N2 - There are so many definitions for ergonomics terms such as human factors, human factors engineering, human engineering, human factors psychology, engineering psychology, applied ergonomics, occupational ergonomics, industrial ergonomics and industrial engineering. The most inclusive terms are ergonomics and human factors. Both represent the study of work and the interaction between people and their work environmental systems. The main objective is especially fitting with the need to design, develop, implement and evaluate human-machine and environment systems that are productive, comfortable, safe and satisfying to use. The work of the ergonomists in Indonesia--most of them are academicians--have one thing in common, i.e. with the appropriate type of ergonomic approaches to interventions; there would be improvements in productivity, quality of working conditions, occupational safety and health (OSH), costs reduction, better environment, and increase in profits. So many researches, training, seminars and socialization about ergonomics and OSH have been done concerning micro-to-macro themes; but it seems that we are practically still running at the same place up to now. In facts, workers are still working using their traditional or obsolete methods in poor working conditions. Accidents are still happening inside and outside industry with the main root-cause being human "unsafe behavior" and errors. Industrial products cannot compete in the global market, and so many manufacturing industries collapsed or relocated to foreign countries. This paper discusses such a roadmap and review what we ergonomists in Indonesia have done and where we are going to? This review will be treated in the field of ergonomics and OSH to take care the future Indonesia challenges. Some of the challenges faced are care for the workers, care for the people, care for the quality and productivity of work, care for the new advanced technologies, care for the environment, and last but not least care for the nation. SN - 0300-8134 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18572801/Indonesia_ergonomics_roadmap:_where_we_are_going L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/ergonomics.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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