Ergonomic features of control room environments for improved operator comfort and support
Paper i proceeding, 2015

Process control operators need well-designed control room environments to focus better on tasks to be performed. The aim of this study was to evaluate if a high-end control room concept including the latest ergonomic features had any effects on operator comfort and alertness compared to a traditional control room. Twelve professional operators participated by running a paint factory simulation for three hours in each control room. Subjective estimations were given regarding perceived discomfort, stress-energy and emotional state. The results showed significant benefits of a supportive ergonomic control room environment on operator alertness, wellbeing and productivity, but they felt increased pressure to perform well in such a high-technology environment.

comfort

Process control room

stress

emotion

ergonomics

Författare

Anna-Lisa Osvalder

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Jonas Andersson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Lars-Ola Bligård

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Anders Colmsjö

Proceedings of Nordic Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Conference, 1-4 Nov, Lillehammer, Norge

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Styrkeområden

Produktion

Energi

ISBN

978-82-995747-5-4