Participatory ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining

Soejadi, Prijoko P. and Lawson, Glyn and Ryan, Brendan and Hermawati, Setia (2018) Participatory ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining. Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Poznańskiej. Organizacja i Zarządzanie (75). pp. 259-268. ISSN 0239-9415

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Abstract

Thousands of small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) employees in Indonesian tin mining companies work in dangerous environments without sufficient safety and health protections. This study’s aim was to investigate the identified factors, such as difficulty in communication among stakeholders (owner, manager, and worker), and workers’ negative attitudes towards and lack of knowledge in the use of personal protective equipment that inhibit the implementation of Participatory Ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining companies. Eighteen participants from five SMEs, encompassing three different roles, i.e. worker, owner and manager, participated in the interview study. The study revealed that the dissemination of occupational safety through a kinship approach and specific safety training were preferred to resolve communication, cultural and knowledge problems. The provision of clear definitions of roles and tasks and the allocation of time and resources were suggested as ways to empower workers and supervisors.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/930134
Keywords: participatory ergonomics, small and medium enterprises, industrially developing countries, occupational safety
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.21008/j.0239-9415.2017.075.20
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 13:02
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:34
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52195

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