Ergonomic risk and homogeneous exposure groups

S. A. Miguez, Susan Hallbeck, P. Vink, P. V C Rodrigues

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Abstract

This study shows what employees in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) area within private Brazilian companies think about the relationship between ergonomic risks and Homogeneous Exposure Groups (HEG). Thirty-seven professionals from different market segments answered a questionnaire via Google Docs. The results show that 75.6% of the companies sampled use HEG in order to map occupational risks. Within those companies, 54% include ergonomic risks in their HEG, which has negative consequences to both employees and employers in these companies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1551-1555
Number of pages5
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Print)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 31 2014

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Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/27/1410/31/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Miguez, S. A., Hallbeck, S., Vink, P., & Rodrigues, P. V. C. (2014). Ergonomic risk and homogeneous exposure groups. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Vol. 2014-January, pp. 1551-1555). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581323