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08 Mai. 2006, Vienna, Stockholm
development of change competence with visualisation techniques
PIMEX as a tool for creating motivation and engagement
Knowledge about hazards in working life and how they can be measured and minimised has grown rapidly. But there are many obstacles on the way from knowledge of eliminating hazards to an actual impact on the individual employee. There is a lack of participation and capitalising on the employee´s experience.

"What we need is methods that are capable of creating motivation and engagement", is what Gunnar Rosén, Ing-Marie Andersson and Mattias Ateg claim.

In successful cases supervisors, managers and workers have participated actively in the process of workplace improvement which has also been regarded as a learning process.

Moveit - methods for motivation and engagement

Well functioning safety and health management is always a continuous process that includes investigation, risk assessment, measures and control. Keeping this process effective measures that motivate and engage those involved are nessesary.

Methods for motivation and engagement (Moveit) have to fulfill following characteristics:

- interactivity (broad-based participation)
- change competence
- work environment knowledge / knowledge about work-related strains and exposures
- room for action
- systematism
- institutionalisation

PIMEX as a tool for motivation and engagement

PIMEX is a method where high quality measurements and analysing, partizipation by visualisation, knowledge transfer and systematic evaluation are combined. At the one hand, with PIMEX it is possible to perform measurements and working system analysis. At the other hand, PIMEX can be the basis for creating knowledge and learning spaces.

activities of the National Institute of working life (NIWL)

Gunnar Rosén and his colleagues perform research in the field of occupational hygiene for many years. Workplace improvement strategies and motivation are main research activities. Gunnar Rosén and Ing-Marie Andersson brought up the idea of visualising hazards to use this pictures for involving people. (they called this idea PIMEX and started a quite new research area this way)

A lot of activities are performed to promote this knowledge and experience all over the world:

IOHA 2005, South Africa.
The NIWL organises a professional development course within the PIMEX topic.
arrow.png - 164746.4 IOHA 2005, 6th International Scientific Conference

AIHce 2006, USA.
According to the AIHce 2006, the premier conference for OEHS professionals organised by the American Industrial Hygiene Association in Chicago, May 13-18 2006 an Professional Development Course (PDC) about PIMEX/VEM (Video Exposure Monitoring) will take place.
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activities of KOHS

The KOHS is a research oriented company with focus on the whole change management process mentioned above. Following activities underlies the research and development knowledge of KOHS:

ICL 2005
The vision of a concept for integrated learning of work-related strains and exposures is to show a way for implementing a learning and knowledge space in health care and nursing schools.
arrow.png - 164746.4 Integrated Learning of Work-Related Strains and Exposures in Health Care and Nursing Schools

16th World Congress on Ergonomics - IEA 2006
From an ergonomic perspective the knowledge about strains and exposures proves to be essential in order to accurately characterize labor situations. The priority objective of any ergonomic intervention - achieving an optimal design of the system composed of worker, work equipment, workplace, work environment, and work flow - is significantly influenced by the quality of the system analysis that necessarily contains a description of strains and exposures (working system analysis).
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for further information please refer to:
icon_link_extern - 164745.2 National Institute for Working Life (NIWL)
icon_link_extern - 164745.2 KOHS

Quelle: NIWL, KOHS

Autor: Harald Kviecien; Copyright: KOHS; Publiziert von: Johanna Fuchs (fuchs_j)
factID: 243268.5 (...Archiv); Publiziert am 08 Jun. 2006 09:54