Special Issue on Considering sex and gender in ergonomics: Exploring the hows and whys
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 工程：工业 - 3区
Since 2006, the Technical Committee (TC) on Gender and Work regroups researchers from many countries who examine links between gender, health and work in diverse occupational sectors. At the last IEA conference, the TC Gender and Work organized three symposia where more than 20 contributors presented their recent work on this issue. It positions ergonomics as a theoretical and pragmatic approach developing innovative methods to integrate sex and gender (s/g) analysis into ergonomic interventions. This issue will be an opportunity to share the advancement of science about the topic. We are soliciting contributions in three areas:
1) Sex/gender considerations in methods used to justify the relevance of an ergonomic intervention. Work-activity analysis with a s/g lens requires innovative methods that question work- health relationships. We expect contributions about methods that are new or not usually applied to ergonomics, so as to better understand the linkages among gender, health and work and thus, improve our interventions (e.g. work-activity analysis techniques comparing male, female and gender-mixed work situations, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to linkages between gender, health and work, s/g sensitive descriptions of the reactions of the human body in diverse work situations)
2) Intervention studies driven by s/g related questions. Contributions centered on transformation-oriented interventions to improve working conditions while considering s/g. We expect papers examining gendered aspects of training and ergonomic changes (e.g intervention case study aiming at reducing risk for both women and men, who consider the social dimension of collective work including women and men, or for women in non-traditional job sectors)
3) Evaluation of impact/process of considering sex and gender in ergonomic interventions. Decision-makers are increasingly demanding clear evidence that ergonomics intervention are effective. In this context, ergonomists also wish to demonstrate that their interventions are beneficial to workers' well-being. We solicit contributions on study designs that allow evaluation of the effects / processes related to the integration of s/g considerations into ergonomic interventions.