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Participatory ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining

Soejadi, Prijoko P.; Lawson, Glyn; Ryan, Brendan; Hermawati, Setia


Prijoko P. Soejadi


Thousands of small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) employees in Indonesian tin mining companies work in dangerous environments without sufficient safety and health protections. This study’s aim was to investigate the identified factors, such as difficulty in communication among stakeholders (owner, manager, and worker), and workers’ negative attitudes towards and lack of knowledge in the use of personal protective equipment that inhibit the implementation of Participatory Ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining companies. Eighteen participants from five SMEs, encompassing three different roles, i.e. worker, owner and manager, participated in the interview study. The study revealed that the dissemination of occupational safety through a kinship approach and specific safety training were preferred to resolve communication, cultural and knowledge problems. The provision of clear definitions of roles and tasks and the allocation of time and resources were suggested as ways to empower workers and supervisors.


Soejadi, P. P., Lawson, G., Ryan, B., & Hermawati, S. (2018). Participatory ergonomics in Indonesian tin mining.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 24, 2018
Publication Date Apr 30, 2018
Deposit Date Jun 1, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jun 1, 2018
Journal Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Poznańskiej. Organizacja i Zarządzanie
Electronic ISSN 0239-9415
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 75
Keywords participatory ergonomics, small and medium enterprises, industrially developing countries, occupational safety
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