Social Dimension of Sustainable Development – Safety and Ergonomics in Maintenance Activities

  • Małgorzata Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek
  • Przemysław Drożyner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8009)


The paper considered the issue of the impact of maintenance services for the safety and health of workers. This is undoubtedly an important issue as statistics show that in Europe 10 to 15% of fatal industrial accidents can be traced to maintenance operations. The role of these services in the modern enterprise is increasing, as companies increasingly depend on the proper functioning of its technical systems. In addition, the maintenance process involves not only technical services company employees, but also the employees of other functional areas and external agencies. All this makes, that maintenance in terms of security is a complex issue. Activities of maintenance services are generally associated only with phase of the operation of machinery. In the paper authors consider the effects of enlargement of operations maintenance services for all phases of the life of a technical object, including not only operation but also design, manufacturing and disposal phases. Such approach is able to provide more effective, proactive and preventive health and safety system.


Maintenance maintenance stakeholders safety culture levels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Małgorzata Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek
    • 1
  • Przemysław Drożyner
    • 2
  1. 1.Poznan University of TechnologyPoland
  2. 2.The University of Warmia and MazuryOlsztynPoland

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