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1 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Susan Freiberg BG Institute Work and Health Dresden (Germany) Model workplaces for older employees

2 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Demographic change Numbers of younger and older people of working age in the population by 2050 in Germany (projection scenario involving net immigration of 200,000 persons p.a.) Fuchs, J., Söhnlein, D., Vorausschätzung der Erwerbsbevölkerung bis Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung research report No. 16/2005

3 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Who are the older employees?

4 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Variations in the age increasing Life experience Occupational experience Professional experience Routine Social competences Communication skills Sense of duty Reliability decreasing Losses of hearing Deteriorating vision Deteriorating in general agility Reduction in muscular performance Reduction in the performance of the cardiovascular system Reduction in stamina Increase of the recovery times

5 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Ergonomic design of workplaces - principles Good design in consideration of human engineering and ergonomic criteria Younger employees also benefit from a good workplace design No special workplaces for old people or gentle workplaces Consideration of individual abilities Good ergonomic design and productivity should not and need not be mutually exclusive.

6 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model workplace for an assembly task

7 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model workplace for an assembly task Colour-coded

8 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model workplace for an assembly task Higher brightness Procedural instructions

9 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model workplace for an assembly task Roller conveyor belts TrolleysHolding fixture

10 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model workplace for an assembly task Forearm rest

11 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model workplace for an assembly task Fixture for the workpiece

12 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model workplace for an assembly task

13 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model video display terminal workplace

14 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model video display terminal workplace Height adjustable table

15 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model video display terminal workplace Working in standig position

16 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model video display terminal workplace High desk for adapting to the desk

17 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Model video display terminal workplace Glide-Tec-Chair Chair models for dynamic sitting

18 Susan Freiberg HVBG/BGAG HVBG Thank you for your attention.


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