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Karlsson, T., Wijk, K. & Bänziger, T. (2011). A description of work environment management in succesful companies. In: Juha Lindfors, Merja Savolainen & Seppo Väyrynen (Ed.), Wellbeing and Innovations Through Ergonomics: Proceedings of NES2011, September 18-21, 2011, Oulu, Finland. Paper presented at NES2011 : 43rd Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society, Oulu, Finland, 18-21 september 2011 (pp. 460-465). Nordic Ergonomics Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A description of work environment management in succesful companies
2011 (English)In: Wellbeing and Innovations Through Ergonomics: Proceedings of NES2011, September 18-21, 2011, Oulu, Finland / [ed] Juha Lindfors, Merja Savolainen & Seppo Väyrynen, Nordic Ergonomics Society , 2011, p. 460-465Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A good work environment can support companies' competitiveness, but many managers mostly associate ergonomics with occupational health and safety. In the process of managing the work environment and creating a good working environment, company managers have a central role. This article investigated managers' own descriptions of the work environment management (WEM). The study group consisted of successful companies (n=142) in a county of Sweden. The managers' descriptions were categorised into nine categories. The most frequently described category was “PhysicalFactors at work”, followed by “Manuals and Standardisation”, and “EmployeeInvolvement and Interaction”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordic Ergonomics Society, 2011
Keywords
work environment management, successful companies
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10443 (URN)978-951-42-9541-6 (ISBN)
Conference
NES2011 : 43rd Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society, Oulu, Finland, 18-21 september 2011
Projects
FRAMFÖR
Available from: 2011-09-27 Created: 2011-09-26 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Richter, H. O., Bänziger, T. & Forsman, M. (2011). Eye-lens accommodation load and static trapezius muscle activity. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(1), 29-36
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eye-lens accommodation load and static trapezius muscle activity
2011 (English)In: European Journal of Applied Physiology, ISSN 1439-6319, E-ISSN 1439-6327, Vol. 111, no 1, p. 29-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate if sustained periods of oculomotor load impacts on neck/scapular area muscle activity. The static trapezius muscle activity was assessed from bipolar surface electromyography, normalized to a submaximal contraction. Twenty-eight subjects with a mean age of 29 (range 19–42, SD 8) viewed a high-contrast fixation target for two 5-min periods through: (1) -3.5 dioptre (D) lenses; and (2) 0 D lenses. The target was placed 5 D away from the individual’s near point of accommodation. Each subject’s ability to compensate for the added blur was extracted via infrared photorefraction measurements. Subjects whose accommodative response was higher in the -D blur condition (1) showed relatively more static bilateral trapezius muscle activity level. During no blur (2) there were no signs of relationships. The results indicate that sustained eye-lens accommodation at near, during ergonomically unfavourable viewing conditions, could possibly represent a risk factor for trapezius muscle myalgia.

Keywords
Accommodation, Cinderella hypothesis, Defocus, Electromyography, Near-work
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-7762 (URN)10.1007/s00421-010-1629-x (DOI)000285786800004 ()20803295 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-79651473160 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Richter, H. O., Bänziger, T., Abdi, S. & Forsman, M. (2010). Stabilization of gaze: A relationship between ciliary muscle contraction and trapezius muscle activity. Vision Research, 50(23), 2559-2569
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stabilization of gaze: A relationship between ciliary muscle contraction and trapezius muscle activity
2010 (English)In: Vision Research, ISSN 0042-6989, E-ISSN 1878-5646, Vol. 50, no 23, p. 2559-2569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In an experimental study four levels of oculomotor load were induced binocularly. Trapezius muscle activity was measured with bipolar surface electromyography and normalized to a submaximal contraction. Twenty-eight subjects with a mean age of 29 (range 19–42, std 8) viewed a high-contrast fixationt arget for four 5-min periods through: (i) 3.5 dioptre (D) lenses; (ii) 0 D lenses; (iii) individuallya djusted prism D lenses (1–2 D base out); and (iv) +3.5 D lenses. The target was placed close to thei ndividual’s age-appropriate near point of accommodation in conditions (i–iii) and at 3 m in condition( iv). Each subject’s ability to compensate for the added blur was extracted via infrared photorefraction measurements. A bitwise linear regression model was fitted on group level with eye-lens refraction on the x-axis and normalized trapezius muscle EMG (%RVE) on the y -axis. The model had a constant level of trapezius muscle activity – where subjects had not compensated for the incurred defocus by a change in eye-lens accommodation – and a slope, where the subjects had compensated. The slope coefficient was significantly positive in the D (i) and the +D blur conditions (iv). During no blur (ii) and prism blur (iii) there were no signs of relationships. Nor was there any sign of relationship between the convergence response and trapezius muscle EMG in any of the experimental conditions. The results appear directly attributable to an engagement of the eye-lens accommodative system and most likely reflect sensorimotor processing along its reflex arc for the purpose of achieving stabilization of gaze

Keywords
Accommodation, Attention, EMG recordings, Eye movements, Motor control
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-7763 (URN)10.1016/j.visres.2010.08.021 (DOI)000284191600027 ()20732346 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-78149414934 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Richter, H., Bänziger, T., Saber, A. & Forsman, M. (2009). Low-level experimental accommodative/vergence load and trapezius muscle activity. In: Proceedings of 17th World Congress of Ergonomics. Paper presented at IEA 2009, Bejing, China, 9-14 August 2009.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Low-level experimental accommodative/vergence load and trapezius muscle activity
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of 17th World Congress of Ergonomics, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-5834 (URN)
Conference
IEA 2009, Bejing, China, 9-14 August 2009
Available from: 2009-11-11 Created: 2009-11-11 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Flykt, A., Bänziger, T. & Lindeberg, S. (2009). Voice parameters, heart rate changes, and skin conductance responses in animal fear. Paper presented at Poster 171. Meeting abstract. Society for Psychophysiological Research. Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting Berliner Congress Center, Berlin, Germany October 21-24, 2009. Psychophysiology, 46(Special issue), S57-S57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Voice parameters, heart rate changes, and skin conductance responses in animal fear
2009 (English)In: Psychophysiology, ISSN 0048-5772, E-ISSN 1469-8986, Vol. 46, no Special issue, p. S57-S57Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Keywords
fear, animals, voice
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10281 (URN)10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00920.x (DOI)000269744700313 ()
Conference
Poster 171. Meeting abstract. Society for Psychophysiological Research. Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting Berliner Congress Center, Berlin, Germany October 21-24, 2009
Available from: 2011-09-21 Created: 2011-09-21 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Richter, H. O., Bänziger, T., Abdi, S. & Forsman, M. (2008). Low-level sustained accommodative/vergence loads, eyestrain and trapezius muscle activity. Perception, 37(Suppl.), 24-24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Low-level sustained accommodative/vergence loads, eyestrain and trapezius muscle activity
2008 (English)In: Perception, ISSN 0301-0066, E-ISSN 1468-4233, Vol. 37, no Suppl., p. 24-24Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10300 (URN)000263269900086 ()
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Available from: 2011-09-22 Created: 2011-09-21 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved
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