Scientific Courses on Ergonomics in Austria
Human work design are seen as a major component in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and in age-based and gender-based operations. For implementation is required a national ergonomic education at scientific level.
The objectives of this project study were to identify the quantity and quality of courses in ergonomics offered by scientific institutions in Austria. The choice of the institutions was made by internet research as well as through additional correspondence with experts.
The method used was a semi-standardized questionnaire. The obtained data were analysed and described descriptively and analytically in the spreadsheet program Excel as well as in the SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2.
The 14 scientific institutions surveyed offered 33 courses focusing on ergonomics in 22 study programs, which could be assigned to five categories and which differed in the sectoral focus and the portion allotted to ergonomics.
KeywordsErgonomics Courses Austria
The study was supported through grants and contacts from the AUVA (Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt, DI G. Effenberger) and ÖAE (Österreichische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Ergonomie, DI M. Wichtl) in Austria. The authors thanks for this steadfast assistance in this project.
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