working environment Articles

  • Affect of working environment on job satisfaction in Pakistan

    The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the determinants of teacher satisfaction and to find the level of satisfaction with their job, in terms of various factors such as working conditions, pay and benefits and relationship with co-workers in Pakistani universities. The data were collected by using a questionnaire; 110 university teachers were surveyed to find the level of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multiple arms improve work environment

    The challenge As a result of the annual review of G.C. Entreprise, Køge ApS' work environment, it was decided to obtain a new extraction system. The service workshop needed a high-quality extraction system to remove welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist, preventing accumulation in the workshop. ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Heat exposure assessment in the working environment of a glass manufacturing unit

    Working in hot environments can produce a strain on workers that may lead to discomfort, loss in performance and productivity, heat illness and death. For this reason there has been much research into human responses to hot environments. Although knowledge is not complete, a great deal is known and can be integrated to allow the proposal of practical methods for designing and evaluating working ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Noisy work environment: alert, educate and prevent

    Communication about noise levels is the key to safeguarding hearing Noisy world, noisy work environment Millions of workers are affected by high noise levels in industrialised as well as un-industrialised countries around the world. Also millions are exposed to noise loud enough, around 80dB(A) – 85dB(A), that they have to raise their voices to hold a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Oil Skimming Makes for a Safer Work Environment

    Waste oil is a common byproduct of a large number of processes. Once oil enters your wastewater, it can have a negative impact on the health and safety of your workforce. The Health Advantages of Skimming Oil When oil lingers in waste or process water, it traps anaerobic bacteria, which can cause adverse health effects. If left ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • On systems analysis and performance assessment in complex, high-risk work environments

    In this paper, we outline our work on analysis, evaluation and assessment of military and emergency response units performing complex, high-stake tactical operations. We pursued a broad research approach and adopted a combined theorist's and practitioner's perspective to discover novel and effective ways to accomplish this objective. Experiences from this work made it possible to develop ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supporting the ideation processes by a collaborative online based toolset

    Successful innovations depend upon what input is given to the development process. That input is developed in the early stage of innovation in which neither problems nor goals are well-defined (Simon, 1973; Bayazit, 2004). The presented research focuses on how innovators’ requirements towards software tools supporting early-stage innovation can be met by suitable working environments. Allan ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Downdraft Tables Change Your Work Environment

    Working with metal and wood results in the release of harmful dust particles into the atmosphere, which is dangerous to the workers’ health. Continuous exposure to these particles means your employees will be breathing in the dust, which can lead to both short and long term health problems. In order to maintain the health and safety of your employees in the workplace, downdraft tables must ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear to a Noisy Working Environment

    Whether you work in manufacturing, engineering, construction, or in an office environment, the incessant noises of machinery or even noisy work colleagues can have an effect on your wellbeing after a while. But the problems associated with noise run much, much deeper than this. It can lead to severe and permanent loss of hearing, as well as a significant rise in blood pressure and stress. And the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Simplified procedure to analyse work posture of foundry men through the rapid upper limb assessment

    Foundries are considered to be among the most hazardous of manufacturing environments. Various foundry activities involve handling heavy objects such as moulds or castings. These activities may cause Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) due to improper work postures. In this paper, a biomechanics approach is proposed to evaluate the work posture and provide a safe working environment. This will help ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Service quality improvement strategies and tools for university libraries

    This paper explores potential service quality improvement strategies and tools for the James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. We examine the library's service quality strategies and provide suggestions for indoctrinating employees with systematic views, building a collaborative working environment, and restructuring a supportive evaluation and improvement system. We also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Attractive workplaces in the mine of the future: 26 statements

    The mining industry needs to attract and recruit young talented people. An important task is therefore to create attractive mining workplaces that engages and motivates youngsters that today are not particularly interested to work within the industry. Our intention is to illustrate a possible way forward to form good, healthy and safe work places honouring key components such as knowledge, skill, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Advantages of Using Automatic Manipulator

    Now science and technology have gradually covered our lives, and various machines have replaced the traditional labor force. Especially the emergence of automatic manipulators makes our life faster and more convenient. Next, I will introduce the advantages of using ...

  • Impacts of the ISPS code on port activities: a case study on Swedish ports

    Following the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in the USA and the Limburg oil tanker in Yemen, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to develop new measures relating to the security of ships and port facilities. The impact of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code on port activities may have both positive and negative consequences on port services. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 4 important questions to ask before signing a green lease

    Buying an office space is often out of the question for smaller businesses trying to lower their operational impact, but don't let the fact that you have to rent stop you from making your new office location as green as it can be. There are many important things to consider before taking out a new lease, even more so when trying to ensure that it is as green as possible. Here we list four ...


    By green24

  • To influence corporate OH&S performance through the financial market

    The systematic management of work environment and occupational risks was investigated with the help of a desktop audit to the 150 largest companies on the Australian stock market. The aim of this was to rate companies on their safety management system and to choose those best-of-sector to be included in a OH&S-screened share investment portfolio. The results of the screening, and the indicated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The protective power of polymers

    The different engineered qualities of polymers – such as the ability to withstand high temperatures and corrosion – have given them a broad range of protective virtues. On land, at sea, and even in the sky, rubber is used in all shapes and forms to protect people. In industrial environments and infrastructures protection is needed from dangerous and demanding work environments, wear and tear, or ...

  • Synthesising the paradox of organisational routine flexibility and stability: a processual view

    Organisational routines have paradoxically been recognised as one of the most important elements of both stability and flexibility in organisational behaviour. Identifying routines as sources of stability, macro-level theories tend to overlook micro-level subjective aspects, such as tacit knowledge, intrinsic motivation, and values. Drawing from the knowledge-creation theory (Nonaka, 1994), this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On the difficulty of promoting workers' safety behaviour: overcoming the underweighting of routine risks

    The paper seeks to explain the seeming paradox whereby workers' safety behaviour during routine work depends largely on supervisory contingencies (i.e. pressures and rewards), rather than on self-preservation. We identify three behavioural tendencies accountable for underweighting of outcomes associated with safe behaviour, i.e. delayed outcomes (i.e. melioration bias), rare or uncertain outcomes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advanced manufacturing technology and stress: technology and management support policies

    This paper examines the characteristics of the working environment of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT), which may pose stress-related threats to employees. These characteristics are associated with the technology itself (unreliability, unpredictability, performance, pacing and interface) or with the nature of AMT work (interdependence, pressure to increase automation, layout, skills ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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